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Marbley drawing attention

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Destrehan (La.) defender RaeJuan Marbley left his mark at inside linebacker, outside linebacker, and defensive end as a junior in 2012. Wherever he lined up the 6-foot, 220-pound standout was quick to find the ball and college coaches took notice.
Attention has come from the likes of LSU, Auburn, Georgia Tech, Kansas State, and Texas A&M. He has also picked up his first scholarship offer and taken a couple of college visits.
"About a month back I got my first offer from Tulane," Marbley said. "Later that week I went to one of their spring practices and talked to the coaches and saw spring practice. Then about two weeks ago I went Southern Miss for one of their spring practices and talked to the coaches and toured the facilities and saw what the school was about."
Both Tulane and Southern Miss let Marbley know they like him as an outside linebacker/safety hybrid, while other programs have let him know they like his overall game.
"Several schools say they like me as an athlete," Marbley said. "They have film of me at outside, inside, and d-end and some schools say they want to see more film on me inside because I was playing outside linebacker and d-end until week five of the season when they switched me inside."
Position does not matter; he is just looking for an opportunity to get on the field.
"I just love being around football," Marbley said. "Anyway I can help the team put me there. If you want me to play running back I'll play running back. If you want me to be the kicker I'll be the kicker. Anyway I can fit the team the best and be successful and get the job done."
The college level is not all about football, and there are three programs he hopes to hear more from largely because of what they have to offer in the classroom.
"I want to be a Civil Engineer so I want to get my education as well as play football," Marbley said. "I know Georgia Tech is a good school when it comes to Engineering, and so are Mississippi State and Texas A&M. Those schools are starting to catch my eye."
Next on the schedule for Marbley is a trip to Atlanta for the Nike Combine and then on April 20, he plans to be in Starkville, Miss., for the Mississippi State spring game.
This summer he plans to attend a few camps with Destrehan quarterback Donovan Isom. Marbley mentioned Tulane, Louisiana-Lafayette, Mississippi State, and Georgia Tech as possibilities.
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