Marques Binns Pulls the Switch

No cornerback's stock in the West has soared as much as Marques Binns this season. Considered by many to be Cal's top commitment, Binns made a late visit to Eugene this past weekend and has decided to join his best friend and current Duck defensive back, Steven Moore at Oregon.

Marques Binns is described as a speedster (10.63 in the 100 meters, 4.4 forty) who can cover like glue. He led his Dorsey team to the Los Angeles City title this season and was selected L.A. City Player of the Year and All-State. In PacWest Football's post season's rankings by position, Marques was singled out as the player who improved his stock the most during his senior year, earning Binns the #4 ranking in the West at the cornerback position. PrepStar also noticed, moving the Dorsey corner from unranked in their preseason magazine all the way up to a PrepStar All-American in their January 2002 issue. During his senior year Marques had 35 tackles, 19 pass breakups and three interceptions. He also played wide receiver and caught 30 passes for 590 yards and nine touchdowns. Binns' commitment makes him the highest rated known prep player who has pledged to Oregon for the class of 2002.

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