Marcel Dareus Talks Finalists

Marcel Dareus, Scout.com four-star star defensive tackle prospect from Huffman-Magnet High School in Birmingham, (Ala.), has been recruited by a lot of the top schools around the country. Dareus tells us about his official visits thus far, and one that still remains.

"We went down to Auburn last week, and we were surprised by the school and the campus," Marcel Dareus stated. They moved up there with North Carolina and Alabama on the visit."

"We're going to Marshall this week for an official visit. They have really recruited me hard, and they wanted us to give them a chance by coming up for an official visit."

The Dareus brothers have taken official visits to North Carolina, Auburn and Alabama. Marcel talks about what he and Demerius liked about each of those schools.

Alabama: "We went to Alabama January 11th, and we enjoyed it there. I really like Coach ‘Bo' and the way he does things there. I like that I could see early playing time at Alabama, too."

North Carolina: "We went to North Carolina the next week, and we liked it there a lot. Their defensive linemen don't drink or smoke, and I really liked that about them. It helped them become a much better d-line last year, and coach John Blake is a really good D-line coach."

Auburn: "We went to Auburn last weekend, and we were surprised with the campus and the school. We met A.C. [Antoino Coleman] and Sen'Derrick [Marks], and they were pretty cool. I feel like I can play early at Auburn, or any of the other schools."

With any recruitment there comes questions concerning prospects eligibility, and it has been no different with Marcel Dareus. He gives us the latest news concerning his academics.

"I have my ACT score where it needs to be (18), but I have a little work to do in the classroom," Dareus explained. "I had to take an 11th grade language class over, and I'm doing that this year. Everything looks good concerning my grades."

Marcel, and brother Demerius, will announce their college of choice between 10 and 11:00 AM on National Signing Day on their high school campus.

When asked if he and Demerius will sign with the same school, Marcel said, "Yes sir, we will be going to the same school."

The brothers report offers from Alabama, Auburn, North Carolina and Marshall.

"We don't have a leader at this time," Marcel Dareus told ScoutSouth.com. "We plan to make a decision after we return from Marshall."


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