Avery is a standout wide receiver

A very talented wideout that has, up to now, gone relatively unnoticed in the California JC ranks is Fullerton WR Marquis Avery (6-4, 190). He's a big target that wants to put on more muscle to his frame, but that hasn't held him back from putting up some big numbers and some BCS schools have begun to take notice and one MAC school has even stepped up with an offer.

"Akron offered me a little while ago," Avery told JCFootball.com. "I'm getting ready to set up a visit with them here pretty soon. They seem to be pretty interested and I want to check them out and see what they are all about.

"West Virginia, Washington State, Kansas State and Utah are the other ones that are recruiting me, but I haven't heard much from Utah or Washington State in a while. I'm hoping to set up something with the other two (West Virginia and Kansas State) pretty soon as well because I can leave in December."

Avery went to a small high school (Savannah) in Anaheim, California and wasn't recruited much so he didn't even apply to the NCAA Clearinghouse to find out if he qualified, but he's been a success at Fullerton in both the classroom and on the gridiron.

"I have 48 catches for 560 yards and five touchdowns right now," Avery said. "My grades are straight too and my coaches said I'm right where I need to be as far as my classwork is concerned."

Even with his relatively lean frame, Avery still manages to put up 185 pounds 19 times and runs a 4.5 forty and claims a 34-inch vertical.

"I'm stronger than I look out there, but before I leave I want to be 200 pounds,"Avery said. "That was probably my biggest focus this past summer and spring. I wanted to put on good weight, but just get bigger and stronger.

"I also worked really hard on my route-running. I did ladder and cone drills twice a day for hours and then I would run routes by myself. Eventually I got my quarterbacks out there with me, but I really wanted to work on getting out of my breaks quickly and getting separation from the DBs and I've been able to do that so far this year."

Wherever Avery ends up he'll have three years to play two.

We'll have more from him over the next few weeks as he firms up his visit dates.

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