Offer No. 1 is in for Marriner
Offer No. 1 has come in for Chesapeake (Va.) Western Branch running back Josh Marriner. In addition, interest is starting to rise for the 5-foot-9, 188-pounder.
"It happened on Tuesday around 5:45 p.m., I got my first offer from Old Dominion," he said. "It was great. I'm honored to get my first offer from Old Dominion.
"I talked to the coaches about the lifestyle and the players they have as well as the overall community and Old Dominion area. They talked to me about the academics and athletics. He also said he knew when he met me that I was a great young man and said it would be great to have me on campus to play for them."
Marriner is intrigued by the offer.
"I really think highly of Old Dominion," he said. "My mother went there for school after she graduated from Hampton. Old Dominion is a great school and they are associated with EVMS medical school. The coaches talked to me about that, I want to be a doctor.
"Also, it's amazing, the facilities are top notch and the coaching staff is good. The fans are top notch too. They are an FCS school, but they portray themselves as a BCS school with how well they do in the area and how they've grown so fast. The whole program is phenomenal."
Old Dominion is the first offer, but other schools including James Madison, Central Connecticut State, NC Central, Virginia and North Carolina are interested.
"North Carolina told me I have to go to their camp," he said. "I'm planning to attend camps at Virginia, Duke and trying to get to either Wake Forest or Clemson too."