Hundley Garnering Lots of Attention

As a prepster at Napa High School in Napa, Calif. current Santa Rosa CB Marquis Hundley (5-10, 175) was a standout on a team that didn't do much and rarely had college recruiters in the stands.

He didn't qualify out of high school, but he's focused now and he's already gotten the attention of schools from across the country.

"In high school I didn't take things that seriously because I really didn't think about going to college and playing," Hundley said.  "I wish I had taken it more seriously, but I doubt I would have gotten noticed because nobody from our school ever really got recruited.

"It's all worked out for the best now.  I've got my grades set and I'm going to graduate in December.  It helped me grow up."

His first season at Santa Rosa saw him post three interceptions and one touchdown.

"I don't know my other stats, but I had a pretty good year," Hundley added. This year he has blocked 3 punts and a FG and made a big play at the goal line to help SRJC beat Butte in overtime.

On the recruiting front, two schools – Nebraska and Kentucky – have come forth with scholarship offers and both California and Idaho have been by the school and made overtures to the athletic-playmaker. Minnesota wants him to trip in January.

"I've got a visit to Nebraska scheduled for December 8th and I tripped Kentucky on October 7th," Hundley said.  "Basically if I go there and like it and feel comfortable that will be the deciding factor on where I go.

"Nebraska has the better program, but I want to play right away and at Kentucky I may be able to do that."

To go along with his good size, Hundley also has very impressive physical stats.  He recently ran the 40 in 4.29 seconds, posted a 36-inch vertical and an impressive 335 pound bench press.

"I've worked hard on my strength and speed and it's helped me to become a much more effective coverage guy," Hundley said.  "I just needed to take things seriously and develop and (Santa Rosa) has allowed me to do that.  For that I'm really thankful."

Hundley will have three years to play two wherever he ends up playing his division-one football.


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