Marcus enjoying attention from Gamecocks

When Kadetrix Marcus stepped foot on campus for USC's most recent Junior Day, he saw a lot that he liked. The Gamecocks are seeing a lot they like as well, as they have been working hard on landing the safety's verbal pledge.

Marcus said that the improvements the Gamecocks were making to their facilities in general showed that they were really making a commitment to becoming a consistent winner in the SEC.

"I like the facilities, the improvements like the academic center, the Dodie," said Marcus. "It was really nice, and it's a big improvement. (We also) saw the improvements they'll be making to the stadium, so that was nice."

As of this point, Marcus has received a verbal offer from the Gamecocks and it is his only offer to date. However, the 6'1'' 187 pound Georgia product is receiving attention from numerous schools across the southeast. Right now, it could be an SEC/ACC battle, as South Carolina and Georgia Tech are thought to lead.

When it comes down to it, Marcus said that early playing time is not a big factor at a school, but he will look for a place where he can win both academically and on the field.

"First and foremost, education, (as well as) the coaching staff, the tradition," said Marcus. "I'm not worried about playing time, because if I do what I'm supposed to do I'll play, so that's up to me. The location doesn't matter."

Whichever school ends up landing him well get a player whose work ethic will set him apart from the rest.

"I'm a leader, I work hard on and off the field. I bring high intensity. I read offenses very well. I know my job on the defense, and I love to hit, that's my biggest asset."

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