Trice is Nice!!!

Check out Stepping Stones!! TexasPrepInsider goes in depth with some of the top Class of 2009 recruits as you get an early introduction to the big names for next season! Today we talk with Mesquite DB Marcus Trice. If you don't have a premium membership to TexasPrepInsider, you are missing out!!!

Mesquite's Marcus Trice one of the most underrated Defensive Backs in the DFW area is finally starting to get some notice from recruiters and one reason for that is his string performance at the Under Armour/Scout.com Combine a couple of weeks ago. The 5'10 170 pound senior to be with 4.5 speed has really made an impression with his cover skills and explosion as he possesses a 33 ½ inch vertical leap.

Trice who also owns a 275 pound bench press max and a 445 pound squat max was named honorable mention all 12-5A posting 60 tackles (30 of which were solo) and 7 sacks, Marcus has started for MHS since his sophomore season also sees time on offense and returns kicks for the Skeeters.

Marcus who also runs track for Mesquite describes himself as a smart player with a high football QB who also is very versatile as he has the ability to play all four defensive back spots. This off-season Trice is looking to work on improving the fundamentals of his game, especially from a technique perspective.

Trice who recently got his first offer from Tulsa also has Kansas as one of his top schools. North Texas, Iowa State and SMU are also showing major interest. "I'd love to hear from LSU and Oklahoma, those are two of my favorite schools," said Trice. This summer look for Marcus to participate in camps at North Texas and SMU in addition to playing seven on seven where he'll hope to lead the Skeeters back to the State Tournament at Texas A&M this July.

When it comes down to making a decision on a school, Trice says he's looking for a place where he feels comfortable with the atmosphere and has a good academic standing. "I'd like to decide early if possible, but if the right offer doesn't come along I am ok with waiting," says the Mesquite DB.

As for the 2008 season, Marcus and his teammates have high expectations, "I'd like to help us win district first and then hopefully on to a state title. We've got a lot of good players and I think we have what it takes."


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