Junior to Watch: David Marrero
School: Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas
Position: Running back
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Size and speed: Marrero is 5-foot-10 and weighs 190 pounds. He runs the 40-yard dash in 4.32 seconds.
Statistics: Ran for 547 yards on 71 carries and 14 touchdowns as a junior. Also caught 10 passes for 149 yards.
Honors: 2001 second team all-Broward County by Miami Herald. 2001 Aquinas track & field MVP.
Favorite Schools: Stanford, Notre Dame, Wisconsin, Boston College, Auburn, NC State.
Skinny: Marrero is a speedy running back with good patience at the line of scrimmage. He knows what he’s looking for in a school.
“I’m looking at the academic reputation of a school, the environment and the tradition of the program,” he said. “I don’t have a timetable for a decision. I want to make sure I make the right choice.”
Marrero’s father played quarterback in high school and was also a professional baseball player. David was the 100-meter champion for Broward County last season and was part of the state champion 4 x 100 team for the last two seasons.
He has no offers yet, but will look to turn heads at the NIKE Camp in Miami in April.