Louisiana receiver talks SMU offer

Hatts talked with Northwood (La.) wide receiver Marquez Stevenson about his recent SMU offer!

2016 Northwood HS (La.) wide receiver Marquez Stevenson picked up an offer from a surprising school SMU late last week but looks forward to learning more about the school.

“I really like that they offered me, I actually don’t know too much about SMU so I’m going to come there for a visit, I know they want me to come real soon,” Stevenson said.

The Northwood wide receiver said he does plan to visit SMU in the near future to get a better idea of the school.

“It was very nice the coaches were telling me that they liked me and that’s why they offered me so that was nice of them,” Stevenson said, “I’m going to come for their spring practices.”

Stevenson said he has mostly spoken with SMU wide receivers coach Justin Stepp.

Things have been busy for the 5-9, 160-pound receiver who holds offers from Baylor, Louisiana Tech, Louisiana Lafayette, Memphis, Mississippi State, Nebraska, and TCU to go along with his SMU offer. Stevenson has also been talking to some other big schools.

“I’ve been talking to a lot of schools like Houston, Oklahoma State, Arizona State and some of the schools like that,” Stevenson said.

When SMU does host the Northwood HS wide receiver for a visit, he said he will be paying attention to the environment in the program and how the coaches interact with others.

“The atmosphere, the environment, like how the coaches treat you and stuff like that,” Stevenson said.

Although Stevenson is not terribly familiar with the school, he is familiar with the offense and feels he would be able to add a lot of productivity to an offense that is sure to put up points.

“I feel good about the offense, I feel like I can come in there and run the plays real quick and be effective in the passing game,” Stevenson said.

The lanky but shifty receiver also has a good idea of what he needs to improve on during his senior season to become the type of receiver he wants to be.

“I think I do well catching the ball, scoring, yards after the catch,” Stevenson said, “I need to work on my route running and pass blocking and all that.”

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