The 2017 recruiting class for the state of Colorado is shaping up as one of the more talented in recent history. Valor’s Dylan McCaffrey, Cherry Creek’s Santino Marchiol, Pomona’s Jake Moretti and Glenwood Springs’ Dante Sparaco , as well as others, are garnering offers and significant recruiting attention.
Another of this 2017 class, running back Marcus McElroy of Mullen, has gained DI attention and today picked up his first offer, coming from the Colorado Buffaloes. McElroy’s father reports to PrepColorado that Coach MacIntyre talked to Marcus today.
There is much to like about McElroy’s game. At 6-0 193 pounds McElroy has good size and good speed. McElroy’s PR in the 100 meters is 11.1 and he will improve that time this offseason running indoor track this winter and outdoor for Mullen this spring.
On the football field McElroy is a multi-tool performer that blocks, catches and runs well between the tackles and around the edge. Most impressive, as a runner, McElroy is very patient for a young back and allows plays to develop, then using his speed to get north and south. Statistically, McElroy averaged nearly eight yards a carry and rushing for 10 scores. McElroy added 16 catches and five scores. McElroy also had a 97 yard kickoff return this season.
Beyond Colorado, McElroy has gained early contacts from Nebraska and Oregon. With his first offer in the book, the very talented McElroy should see his offer list grow.