When Marvin Seabrooks picked up his phone on Sunday, he was happy to hear from Derrick Odum. But when the SMU defensive backs coach extended an offer, Seabrooks became ecstatic.
"I'm very interested in SMU. I'm very glad to have the offer from them," Seabrooks said. "I just have to check out the campus and see what kind of school they are. You're a student before an athlete so I want to see what the school has to offer."
Seabrooks spent a good amount of time speaking with Odum about playing on the offensive side of the ball. The Leon (FL) prospect plays mostly corner on his team but also has some experience playing slot receiver.
"Coach Odum offered me a couple of days ago after he saw and some game film on me," Seabrooks said, "He told me he would like me to come down and play slot receiver for him. I asked him if he was serious and he said he was. He said he'll be down for my game so it's exciting."
Seabrooks says the thought of catching passes and making plays in a pass happy offense excites him and is a reason why SMU is already one of his favorite schools.
"I'd have to get the basics down, but I would love to play in the slot in an offense like that," he said. "I feel I have great speed and awareness so I think I would be a really good fit at SMU."
The 5-foot-8, 165-pounder guaranteed he'll be on the Hilltop for an official visit this fall and looks forward to making another trip to Dallas after seeing SMU this summer.
"I was down for an SMU camp," Seabrooks said. "The campus was great. I feel like it created exposure by participating in the 7-on-7 competitions on a college field so it was a really good experience."
Seabrooks will be graduating in December and wants make his decision soon. He currently holds offers from SMU, UAB and Troy and has also received strong interest from South Florida and Florida A&M.
"UAB is really in the race because Coach (Garrick) McGee used to coach down here in Florida," Seabrooks said. "We had a great relationship and him and my father are best friends. It would be a great opportunity. Troy is pretty much out of the race right now."
Seabrooks has an official visit set for UAB on October 6 and said his official to SMU will most likely come soon after.
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