Narbonne athlete likes Huskies

Marc Hull is a 6-3, 200-pound athlete from Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne. He is the consummate two-way performer for the Gauchos. Not only is he a tough linebacker but also will be the starting quarterback this fall. All in a day's work for Hull, he would say.

"I'm right between linebacker and safety right now, but I'm also playing quarterback too," Marc told

"Quarterback is actually my natural position. I've been playing it since Pop Warner, but I started playing defense last year. Unless something really big happens this year, I think I'll be playing defense in college."

At the Stanford NIKE camp, Hull jumped 31.5 inches in the vertical leap and pushed the 185-pound bar 19 times on the bench press. He's been tested at 4.63 in the 40.

"I'm definitely aggressive," he said, describing his game. "I'm always around the ball. And I'm always going non-stop, never quitting. I have an instinct for where the ball is going to be before it gets there."

Hull racked up 67 tackles, 5 sacks, 4 fumble recoveries and 3 forced fumbles last year for Narbonne. He found himself at the NIKE camp right in the thick of the action for the linebackers, and fared nicely against the competition.

"I was trying to gauge myself against the other linebackers at the camp and I think I did well," he said. "We play Long Beach Poly this year, and I think my biggest competition at camp was Mark Washington. I got a chance to meet up with him at camp, which was nice."

Narbonne put out 7 D1 players last year, and this year won't be any different for the prolific high school.

"Most of the schools were coming by to look at me and also Antoine Applewhite, our defensive end," Hull said. "Cal and Nebraska are the ones I know that came by to see me personally, but most of the Pac-10 stopped by too to see the two of us - USC, Washington, Oregon, Oregon State, Arizona, Arizona State and Cal."

UNLV already nabbed Gaucho DB Roy Lewis for their 2003 recruiting class and have also offered Hull. That is his only current offer, but Cal looks to be close to pulling the trigger. As far as phone calls to Marc, Washington dialed his digits as did Cal, Fresno State, Boise State and UNLV.

Cornell Jackson is the UW coach calling Hull for the Dawgs. "He called to see how interested I am in Washington," he said. "We kind of got off the track because I know Willie Hurst. I was the waterboy for Willie's team in high school and actually got a chance to work out with him during his pro testing day. We work out at the same gym."

Marc had plans for which camps he was going to attend this summer, but timing may put a damper on things.

"I was going to go to Cal's camp, but our finals got moved so I don't know if I can make it," he said. "I'm going to see if I can get some of my tests moved so I can go to camp there. And I was going to go to Washington's camp, but we have a team camp at the same time and I just can't miss my team camp."

Hull has a list of favorites. "UNLV, because they've offered me, Cal, Washington, USC, UCLA and Stanford," Hull said.

Marc is well on his way towards qualifying academically, scoring a 1190 on the SAT earlier this spring.

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