Offers Coming in for Marquez

After a stellar sophomore season, Odessa High School running back Bradley Marquez is focused on two things: playing football and recruitment. talked with the talented RB to find out how his season is going so far and which schools have already gotten in on the recruiting action. Come inside for the latest...

For Odessa, TX junior running back Bradley Marquez September 1st was a big date. On the first day that colleges can officially extend a written offer, Marquez received offers from three major programs in the Big 12.

"I wasn't sure what to expect, but I got a lot of mail that came in," Marquez said. "Out of everything that came in, I got three offers: Texas A&M, Oklahoma and Texas Tech."

The 6-foot, 180-pound back is confident that more offers will come in, but for now, the thing he is focusing on is playing football. Odessa High is 3-1 this season and undefeated in district play.

For Marquez, the game is a little different from last season. That could be because the word is out.

"Of the four games we have played, every team has lots of guys in the box or a player spying me," Marquez said. "My first game I had 11 carries for 20 yards. But it's OK because I am all about the team. We are winning games putting points on the board and that is what matters."

The following three game, Marquez had 115 yards, 118 yards, and 73 yards respectively. He has found the end zone five times this season.

When Marquez is not scoring touchdowns, he is busy talking with coaches and setting up times to check out some games. He has been to one already, but looks to book a few more here in the near future.

"I went to the Oklahoma/BYU game in Dallas, but that is the only game I have been able to make," Marquez said. "I'm trying to find some time to get down to Norman (OK) and I want to catch the Oklahoma/Texas Tech game in Lubbock. It's only two hours away from me."

Bradley said that he is also busy learning more about the schools who have shown interested in him.

"I just talked to [OU] Coach (Cale) Gundy this past Thursday. He was just seeing how my season was going and checking on me," Marquez said. "I emailed Coach Applewhite [of Texas], and I keep in touch with Texas Tech coaches as well. I don't talk to A&M much, but the Aggies did offer me."

Marquez had big numbers last season. As a running back, he was good for 1,760 yards and 21 touchdowns. At receiver, he caught 32 passes for over 400 yards and four touchdowns. He even returned a kickoff for a score and played a few snaps at quarterback.

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