Student-Athlete Marcus Rance

The 6-2, 195-pound athlete from Yakima (Wash.) High, Marcus Rance, has a 3.85 GPA and a 1120 SAT. And he grew up a fan of a certain Pac-10 school...

Yakima (Wash.) High athlete Marcus Rance (6-2, 195) has three scholarship offers to date, one from the Pac-10, and is also hearing from a host of other Pac-10 schools.

Rance's offers are from Eastern Washington, Idaho and Stanford, while he continues to hear from Oregon, Washington State, Washington, Cal and UCLA.

"My leader is Stanford. They were my first offer, I really like them and they have good academics," said Rance. "But I actually grew up a UCLA fan. I always watched them when they had DeShaun Foster and grew up rooting for them."

Rance said he is hoping that the Bruins pick up their interest and he has been doing his part to see that increase, sending film to the Bruin staff.

The two in-state schools, Washington and Washington State, are also heavily in the mix for Rance.

"I've always wanted to stay close to home, but location doesn't really matter to me. My sister goes to UW and I like them and camped there. I also went to the Washington State camp and got to talking with Coach (Bill) Doba, and I really like Washington State too," said Rance.

Idaho and Eastern Washington offered Rance as a quarterback, while Stanford offered him as a receiver.

"If I went somewhere like Idaho or Eastern Washington, I'd want to play quarterback, but at a place like Stanford or anywhere else in the Pac-10, I think I'll end up at receiver or even safety," Rance said.

During his junior year an ankle problem limited Rance to only seven games, in which he threw for 700 yards and rushed for 700 yards.

Rance plans to go to Stanford on August 1st for an unofficial visit.

"It's tough to say when I want to make a decision. If I like it I'd probably commit, but if I have some questions, I may check out some other ones," said Rance.

Rance has a 3.85 GPA and scored an 1120 on the old SAT.


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