Marcus High on UNC

DURHAM, N.C. --- For the second consecutive spring, Jamal Marcus took home the defensive line MVP award at the Nike Camp, which was held at Duke on Sunday.

"It's a big honor," Marcus said. "I got to play against a lot of offensive linemen from in-state and out-of-state. I got a chance to learn new things and meet new people."

Despite his accomplishments and the fact that he has primarily played the position for Durham (N.C.) Hillside, Marcus, a 6-foot-1, 219-pounder, could see a position change on the next level.

"I might make the transition to linebacker in college," Marcus said. "Some schools have offered me at defensive end. I can play linebacker in college. When I make my decision, the position I'm being recruited for will factor into it. I can play both, but I think I'd rather play defense end."

Over 20 schools have offered Marcus, with Notre Dame and Southern Cal being the most recent.

"I don't really have any favorites, but I have a couple that stick out some like Auburn, UNC, Georgia, and Clemson," Marcus said. "I like that those schools are young and are trying to rebuild their programs."

UNC in particular has increased its recruiting efforts of Marcus recently.

"I've been talking to Coach [Ken] Browning a lot," Marcus said. "I've been asking him a lot questions about the school. He wants to get me down to the school and check out the campus. I'm liking Carolina a lot."

Marcus is working on scheduling trips to Clemson, Georgia, Georgia Tech, and UNC.

"I'm going to be doing a lot of visiting this summer," Marcus said.

Marcus is unsure when he'll make a verbal commitment but says he could make it during the summer.

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