Virdell Larkins (5-10, 177, 4.5) wasn’t the only Oakland (Calif.) Tech four star standout to live up to his reputation as one of the state’s top prospects. Running back Marshawn Lynch (5-11, 195, 4.4) also had a big opening night.
Lynch rushed for over 200 yards and scored four touchdowns in Tech’s romp of Richmond (Calif.) De Anza 47-14.
Some lucky team is more than likely going to get two four-star prospects for the price of one. Lynch and Larkins are cousins, but more like brothers. They currently live together and are planning to go to college together.
Some fortunate team is going to land two outstanding young men in their program as well as two great football players.
Both Lynch and Larkins will participate in the California/Florida All-Star that will be put on by Air 7 Sports this January.
Lynch has the same amount of offers as Larkins and oddly enough they are from the same team. Like Larkins, Lynch doesn’t have any clear cut favorites.
Lynch is currently considered the Golden State’s number one running back by rivals.com. As Lynch proved last Friday evening, he is one of those football players who have the knack for scoring touchdowns.
As a junior, Lynch had 20 rushing touchdowns. He also returned four kickoffs and three punts for touchdowns. That’s not all he scored three times as a pass receiver.
Lynch could have had even bigger numbers but he split time on the offensive of the ball playing wide receiver and some quarterback. He also lined up at defensive back as a junior.
Still Lynch rushed for approximately 1,000 yards and added another 300 plus yards on seven receptions.