2016 Reedley CB Kobe Marfo Jr. has received an offer from Rutgers and he could be leaving this summer if things pan out

2016 Reedley CB Kobe Marfo Jr. (6-0, 188), a full-qualifier out of high school, has seen recruiting pick up over the past couple of weeks and he could make a decision to sign with a school later this month if things work out...

"I got offered by Rutgers (recently)," Marfo Jr. told JCFootball.com. "Things had bee in the works with them for a while. The coaches there got my film and said they liked what they saw and then they verified that I could leave right away, so they offered and I'm going to take a visit out to see them on March 21st to see what the school has to offer."

As a freshman for the Tigers last season, Marfo Jr. posted 22 tackles and two interceptions while working his way into the Reedley secondary rotation.

"I am a complete corner," Marfo Jr. noted. "I have the physicality and patience to play man-to-man, but I have the feet, eyes and hips and anticipation to play off-coverage too. I feel like I can do it all and not miss a beat."

This offseason, Marfo Jr. has been hard at work perfecting his craft, working to get stronger and faster.

"I want to get that second gear that all of the great corners have," Marfo Jr. said. "I want to get faster and be more explosive and be able to accelerate more.

"I also want to get better ball skills so I can cause more turnovers and bring in more interceptions."

As a prep at Hayfield Secondary in Alexandria, Virginia, Marfo Jr. had offers from some smaller schools, but he was a late-qualifier and his options were no longer available.

"I couldn't get my test scores to where they needed to be until it was too late and all of my options were gone," Marfo Jr. said. "Reedley liked me and made me feel welcome and I had family out here in California, so it was a good fit for me."

Should Marfo Jr. choose to sign with a school this spring, he would have four years to play three starting in the fall, but he said he's also open to returning for his sophomore season should the right opportunity not present itself.

JCFootball.com will have more on Marfo Jr. once he takes his official visit to Rutgers later this month and we will update news on him as it happens.

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