Marcus, a 6-foot-5, 210-pounder, holds an offer from the Wildcats, Boston College, and Toledo. He has received interest from a number of Big Ten schools. He has no favorites yet, but likes Northwestern for a few reasons.
"I definitely like the location and how they're in (Chicago)," said Marcus of Northwestern. "They definitely offer a good education and I like everything about them."
Marcus is high on Northwestern for a variety of reasons, but a few specific things stand out.
"I like how they're in the Big Ten and how they're a prestigous academic institution," Marcus said.
The Glenbard West standout has heard what Northwestern is all about from a high school rival, Wheaton Warrenville South running back and future Wildcat Dan Vitale.
"(Vitale) says he loves it, the coaching staff is really great, and it's a really great school," said Marcus.
Marcus has begun to map out a timetable for his recruitment, including a potential decision date.
"After spring break, I'm going to to see a little more, and I'll be able to have a better idea. I may have my mind made up in the middle of the summer."
As a junior, Marcus helped the Glenbard West Hilltoppers to a record of 10-1, with their only loss coming in the IHSA 7A second round.