The battle for the top wide receiver in the state of New Jersey is a good one this one. One player making his claim for the title is Cherry Hill (N.J.) wideout Marcus Wilson. Right now he has two leaders, both from the Big Ten.
"My two favorites are Iowa and Penn State right now," said the 6-foot-2, 190-pounder. "I like their programs and they are great football and educational schools."
While the Hawkeyes and Nittany Lions lead the way right now, Wilson is remaining open and has three other schools he's interested in.
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"I'm also looking at Virginia, Michigan and Ohio State," Wilson said. "They're also great football programs and always seem to be in bowl games and in the top 25 in the nation. They also offer good educational programs."
Wilson has offers from Iowa, PSU and Virginia as well as Rutgers, North Carolina, Maryland, Boston College and Syracuse. He's hoping for offers from Ohio State and Michigan soon. But if they don't come, he's good with the offers he has.
"I really like the Iowa coaches, they are good people," he said. "And Mike Groh is a cool guy from Virginia. I'm not in a hurry to decide, so hopefully I'll get offers from all my favorites. I want to decide during or after my senior season."
Wilson, who caught 48 passes for 625 yards and seven touchdowns as a junior, is also a standout safety in high school. He had 73 tackles and four interceptions last season.
"Some schools want me to play wideout and some at safety," he said. "Rutgers wants me to play both ways and Penn State wants me as a safety and a third-down wideout. I'd love to play both ways in college."