Name: Marcus Stone
Hometown: Harrisburg (PA)
High School: Bishop McDevitt High School
School Preferences: Committed to N.C. State
TSW Bullet Points:
Scouting Report - March 28, 2002: Though his junior season was somewhat of a disappointment, Marcus Stone is still receiving much attention from some of the top programs in the country. In a recent interview with Steve Curry of LionNews.com, Bishop McDevitt Head Coach Jeff Weachter spoke about Marcus' abilities and his outstanding potential.
"He's a prototypical pocket passer. Marcus can do it all, including throwing on the run. He's working with a speed trainer now and they think he's going to be [a lot faster] by time the season rolls around. He's a freak athlete. He was probably our 2nd or 3rd strongest kid last year. He put up 360 on the bench. He's a physical specimen. He can throw the ball 45 yards on a line and he can probably throw it 70, 75 yards in the air. He's a drop-back passer, but we run a little bit of option and he runs that pretty well. If he wasn't a quarterback, he'd be a Division I linebacker."
Currently Marcus has 10 scholarship offers on the table from schools such as Pitt, Iowa, Arizona, Colorado, NC State, Maryland, and one from Penn State expected in the near future. Coach Weachter expects that number to rise dramatically.
"We had a receiver 2 years ago, Fred Lee, that had close to 40 offers and I'm expecting that Marcus will probably have a little bit more. He and his dad went down to Florida last year for Spring vacation and they hit all of the Florida schools. Spurrier really liked him and they invited him back to camp."
Marcus later accepted the invite to the quarterback camp and, out of a group of 90 other quaterbacks, was named "Outstanding Quarterback" of the camp.
"Last year, we went up to Penn State's 7-on-7 team camp and they pretty much had a coach watching him the whole time. We probably played about 8 games and there was always a Penn State assistant watching one of our games. West Allegheny and [Tyler] Palko was there. The kid from Pennridge that committed to Maryland, Hollenbach, was there. Marcus was head and shoulders above everyone."
As for when Marcus will make his college decision, coach Weachter says Marcus will take his time.
"He's pretty wide open. He's just sitting back and trying to evaluate what the best situation is for him to go into."
Marcus Stone (QB)
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