Florida OL Claims Wolfpack Offer

Whenever you play next to guys like Sam Young and Daniel Wenger, widely regarded as the best prospects at their respective positions (T and C) in the entire state, you sometimes may fall under the recruiting radar.

Whenever you play next to guys like Sam Young and Daniel Wenger, widely regarded as the best prospects at their respective positions (T and C) in the entire state, you sometimes may fall under the recruiting radar.

That's certainly not the case for Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas standout Marcus Gilbert.

At 6-foot-5 and 285 pounds, Gilbert is preparing for a senior season in which he'll play on one of the most talented offensive lines this state's produced in recent history. "We're all pretty close," Gilbert said. "We've been playing together for awhile now. We are very comfortable with each other. Daniel and I have been playing together since ninth grade and Sam joined us in 10th. It's been great and we're really looking forward to this coming season."

Gilbert, who carries a 2.4 GPA and has not yet reported a test score, will soon become a three year varsity starter. He brings a lot of experience and athletic ability to the table as a prospect. "It's tough to say how I compare because I haven't watched a lot of other guys from around the state," he said. "I feel like I'm very athletic for my size and position and that helps me a lot out there."

Gilbert, who also plays basketball and runs track (shot-54 and discus-136), has gotten plenty of recruiting attention so far. "I really haven't narrowed it down yet," he said. "My dad and I are gonna be doing that real soon. Miami, Oklahoma, LSU, NC State, Michigan, South Carolina, and Florida are the main ones I'm looking at right now. They all have (sent offers)."

Gilbert, who will be among the state's top prospects at his position this coming season, does not have any camp plans on his summer agenda.



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