Recruiting is rising for emerging 2013 WR
With it being his first year, colleges are just starting to take notice of an emerging wide receiver in Charlotte, N.C. The 6-foot-3, 205-pounder has yet to land a scholarship, but numerous schools are inquiring about the rising prospect.
"I've been playing football since I was nine, I just transferred to Mallard Creek this year from Wilmington High, I started as a quarterback there," Charlotte (N.C.) Mallard Creek 2013 wide receiver Marquez North said. "The adjustment is going pretty well.
"I transferred in February around track season and I just moved cause of my family. I love it."
Since arriving at Mallard Creek, North has made the change to wideout.
"I'm going to be a receiver in college," he said. "I played quarterback because I was the most athletic player on the team.
"I think I have a pretty good work ethic though and my speed is good. I don't think anybody can catch me. My strength is good too."
In two games this season, North posted approximately 60-yards and a game winning touchdown against Butler followed by a 120-yard receiving day and two touchdowns the next week.
Not just a football player, North is a star in track where he won the conference and region and was at one point No. 1 in the hurdles.
On the recruiting front, colleges are starting to move in.
"Oh yeah, they are aware of me," he said. "I took two trips to Georgia and NC State. I was supposed to go to South Carolina, but it was my grandma's birthday. East Carolina and North Carolina wanted me up as well, but I had a track meet. Florida State is looking too."
Obviously visits have occurred with the Wolfpack and Bulldogs and he discussed that.
"I liked NC State, but I don't know, I like Georgia better," he said. "I think it's just cause I've been there more and I'm more comfortable around their coaches."
What are colleges saying with regards to offering?
"A lot of schools are talking to me about it, my coach knows a lot more than I do, he's going to tell me more in the offseason."
As far as schools, North likes a few.
"I like Georgia, Alabama and Florida," he said. "I like the speed of it, they are just faster in the SEC. I remember when Florida played Ohio State and I liked Ohio State a lot at the time and they smashed Ohio State. The SEC is just more conditioned."
With college interest growing, what does North want in a college?
"Well, I'm looking for a college that has a good team obviously," he said. "I'd like a good law program since I want to be a lawyer. That's what I'm looking for. Location is not a big deal."