Florida-Based Safety Marquis Waters Collects Nebraska Offer

Nebraska and Rutgers are two of the latest schools to step up to the plate with scholarship offers for 2017 athlete Marquis Waters of Delray Beach (Fla.) Atlantic.

Delray Beach (Fla.) Atlantic is quietly becoming a common hang out place for a countless amount of Division I programs, and understandably so. The Eagles recently manufactured and delivered prospects that put the pen to the paper with Michigan and Maryland among others, and are now attracting a load of interest with Marquis Waters' recruitment catching fire.

Waters, a 6-foot-0.5, 195-pound rising senior that's generating interest for his natural ability at both running back and safety, is a fast-rising prospect out of Palm Beach County that's collected offers from Iowa StateDukeWest VirginiaWisconsinUCF and Toledo among others.

And on Friday, it was the Nebraska Cornhuskers that decided to take that next step and transform their significant interest into Waters' latest Big Ten opportunity. 

"Their coach told my coach about the offer," Waters said. "Then Nebraska hit me up and told me they love how I play and that I can really help their team, so he offered me a scholarship.

"I like their defense, and the coach will let me know more (about the school) on Monday."


It was exactly a week ago when Chris Ash and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights joined the fray and came calling with a scholarship offer of their own. Unlike a good chunk of Waters' additional suitors, Ash's program envisions Waters making a splash on the offensive side of the ball.

"I know they want me for running back," Waters said. "They have a good offense and I like the way their team plays. I can't remember it all, but they said they love the way Datrone Young and I play. They said they offered me a scholarship for offense."

When it's all said and done nearly 10 months from now, what's it going to take for that one lucky school to separate itself from the rest of the pack?

"Education and depth chart," Waters said. 

Waters, who has yet to name any leaders in his recruitment, plans to take the majority of his visits over the summertime. 

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