Mike Marry of
Last season Marry helped lead his Largo Packers team to an undefeated season and a playoff run into the Class 5A state semi-finals state championship for the first time in the programs history, where they lost to St. Thomas Aquinas.
"We had a good run last year and I'm working hard in the weight room to get even better for next year."
During the undefeated season, Marry was named First team All-County, and was also an All-state honorable mention after recording an amazing 152 tackles, 4 sacks, 3 interceptions, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovered.
‘I'm hard working, competitive and dedicated to the game." "I like to hit and don't shy away from contact."
As a sophomore Marry recorded 76 tackles playing at 6'2-162 pounds, but has since put on 50 pounds and was an improved player.
"I got a lot stronger and got faster actually. In my sophomore year I ran a 4.7.
With his current size, 6-foot-3, 210 pounds and running a 4.6 forty, it's no secret why the USF staff was quick to offer Marry.
"Right now I have offers from
"Right now I play middle linebacker, but schools are talking to me about playing all three linebacker positions."
Marry has already garnered a lot of interest from top tier programs, but wasn't ready to name any favorites yet.
"Right now I don't have any favorites. I'm still learning about the schools that have offered me."
The talented linebacker does have an idea of what he's looking for in a program.
"Off the field I'm looking for a school with a good engineering program. On the field, I like all types of defenses. It will mostly depend on what type of coaches they have."
Right now he hasn't set his plans for the spring/summer camps, but he was invited to participate in the New Level Athletics elite passing camp; a skill showcase for the best athletes and biggest names in high school football, that will be held at the USF campus on March 29-30.
Stick with USFNation as we will follow Marry through the recruiting process.