The Package Deal Arranges Visit

The two cousins from Oakland (Calif.) Tech, running back <b>Marshawn Lynch</b> and defensive back <b>Virdell Larkins</b>, are a package deal, and that package will take a visit to Westwood...

Oakland Tech (Calif.) teammates, running back Marshawn Lynch and defensive back Virdell Larkins, will take their third visit of the year to UCLA (Nov. 14) when the Bruins take on Oregon.

Ironically, the Ducks were visit No. 2 for Lynch and Larkins and Oregon is very much in the picture for the talented cousins.

"Cal, Oregon and UCLA are our top three," said, Lynch (5-11, 200). "We're not sure if we're going to visit Cal because we've been there so many times but we'll see. We also visited Washington State and that was a good time too. Right now, we don't have a leader and just want to finish our visits before making a decision."

Larkins, 5-10 and 180 pounds, is a talented defensive back who could play safety or corner in college depending on the need. He's not a burner but does have good quickness and is a very good all around athlete. Larkins is also one of the state's top returning long jumpers and had a season best of 22'6". He'll focus on just football in college.

Larkins and Lynchg are practically inseparable, and have said in the past that they are a package deal. Previously, Lynch was thought to have some considerable academic questions that could have kept UCLA from recruiting him, but he has improved his GPA.


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