Versatility Helps Stamps

The Los Angeles (Calif.) Jefferson athlete, Marcus Stamps, is getting attention on both sides of the ball...

Los Angeles (Calif.) Jefferson athlete Marcus Stamps (5-11, 200), has his first offer in, from Colorado, and he's hoping the spring will provide him more options.

"I got my first offer from Colorado last month and that was exciting and a big relief," said Stamps. "I want to stay in the Pac-12, so that was nice."

Stamps said that a few more schools have been in contact with him regularly.

"I'm hearing a lot from UCLA, Stanford, Oregon, Oregon State and Arizona and then other schools have been talking with my coach," said Stamps.

Stamps can play on both sides of the ball, as a running back and as a safety, and said he's still uncertain which side he'll play in college.

"Colorado offered me as a running back but then some schools like me as a safety," said Stamps. "But I'd say most schools like me as a running back because that's basically what my highlights are all."

Stamps, though, showed his ability on defense recently, earning co-defensive MVP honors at the Gridiron Football 7on7 earlier this month.

He'll play in Las Vegas next week at the NLA Elite 7on7 with Gridiron Football Academy.

"I play mostly DB with them, and then they switch me to running back to catch passes, but a running back doesn't really do a lot in 7on7, so I like playing defense there," said Stamps.

Stamps said he's all set academically, with plans to take both the SAT and ACT this spring.

He's also planning to camp at the Los Angeles Nike Camp.

Last fall, Stamps ran for 1,122 yards on 92 carries and 12 touchdowns and added 78 tackles and seven sacks for Jefferson.

Brandon is in his eighth year with Scout.com and FOXSportsNext, currently as a National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Scout Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the Scout Network since 2003.
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