Olney (Md.) Good Counsel athlete Marcel Ngachie updated the latest on his recruitment. The 5-foot-11, 212-pounder claims four scholarships, but also has a number of other schools still expressing strong interest.
"I haven't visited any schools this summer," he said. "I am going to try to take all of my officials to the schools that have offered me and then take unofficial visits to Purdue and Vanderbilt."
Ngachie holds offers from Delaware, Hawaii, Syracuse and Virginia.
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With the Boilermakers and Commodores also expressing strong interest, Ngachie shared his thoughts about both.
"Purdue has been talking to me since the school year," he said. "I'm not sure the deal with an offer from them. If an offer comes it'll probably be during the season as well as Vanderbilt. I know one of the coaches there personally. I know they've seen my tape and they like me a lot. If they offer, I'll be thankful."
Ngachie claims no favorites.
"I'm just trying to see what school is best for me," he said.
With a number of current and former classmates committing to Virginia over the last couple of years, Ngachie explained if that will have any influence on his decision.
"Not really," he said. "I just have to do whatever is best for me. There are always pluses to going somewhere you know people. I think what Virginia is doing up there is great. They are really on the rise to be a top competitor in the ACC."
As he claims, he is still open and the two-star prospect discussed what he hopes to find in a college.
"I want a school that loves me as a player," he said. "I want somewhere that puts me in the best position to succeed, to better my skill set and develop me as a player. I want early playing time and a family atmosphere along with good academics."
Ngachie and Good Counsel open the season on Friday on ESPN2 in Las Vegas against Bishop Gorman.
"I'm just trying to stay focused and hopefully we can have an undefeated season and win a championship in our league," he said. "This first game is important to put Maryland on our back and it's a big stage to prove people wrong, that Maryland can play."
Regarding his own ability, Ngachie sees a difference heading into his senior year.
"Honestly, I've gotten a lot stronger and faster over the summer," he said. "I'm a lot smarter on the field and now I just want to have a good season. I'm not taking anything for granted. I'm playing every down like it's my last."