Once again the Evergreen State of Washington is once again having a solid crop of D-I football players. One of them is an athlete prospect who just received his first offer from a Pac 10 school.
The athlete prospect is Marcus Rance (6-3, 195, 4.6) from Yakima (Wash.) Davis.
Davis is an athlete prospect in every sense of the word. On offense, Rance has lined up at quarterback, running back and wide receiver during his high school career at Davis.
On defense, Rance has played safety, corner and linebacker. Now you know why Rance has been called a jack-of-all-trades more times than can be counted.
On the offensive side of the ball the talented Rance racked up over 700 yards rushing and passing. When he played defense the opposing teams refused to run or throw the ball his way. Rance demands that type of respect.
Rance was selected all-league on both sides of the ball as a running back and defensive back as a junior. As a sophomore he earned all-league honors as a quarterback.
The Stanford Cardinal was the first Pac 10 team to pony up an offer. The Cardinal joins Idaho and Eastern Washington as others who have pulled the trigger with an offer.
The Washington State Cougars are close to tendering a scholarship offer to Rance.
Oregon is also showing a lot of interest in Rance.
The Cardinal and Cougars like Rance as a wide receiver. As a matter of fact the Cardinal before offering wanted to see more tape of Rance as a wide receiver before offering so he was taped at a camp running routes and catching the football.
The Cardinal must have liked what they saw because they offered.
If Oregon decides to offer they will as an safety while Idaho and Eastern Washington like him as a quarterback.
What is Rance looking for in a school?
"I want to go to a school that has a good program and has good academics," Rance said. "A school that as good people, coaching and players."