For five-star lockdown corner Marlon Humphrey, recruiting usually takes a back seat to his busy life of football and track.
That hasn't changed much with the start of the regular season approaching Friday as Hoover (Ala.) takes on Moultrie (Ga.) Colquitt County in a game that will be televised nationally on tape delay.
So when Humphrey tells Rivals.com that he has set up one of his official visits, it's definitely news.
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"Right now, I only have one I know for sure," said Humphrey. "I'm going to the Florida State-Miami game."
The connection to FSU is strong for Humphrey. Seminoles defensive coordinator and secondary coach Jeremy Pruitt coached at Hoover (Ala.) during his high school days. Humphrey took an unofficial visit to Tallahassee in July following his return from an overseas international track meet.
Speaking of track, it's über-important to the Rivals100 prospect. He plans on doing both sports in college, and that will be a deciding factor in his recruitment. Humphrey earned a second-place finish in the 110-meter hurdles at the IAFF Youth World Games in the Ukraine this summer.
"Running track is a big deal to me," stated Humphrey. "I definitely want to do that. Even if it gets too hard for me, knowing that I can do it (is big)."
Alabama, FSU, and South Carolina are among his list of favorites. The Mississippi State Bulldogs are new to his list of top schools.
Humphrey said he would take all five official visits. One of those trips will include a trip to the West Coast to either Oregon or UCLA.
"I want to go to some schools that I couldn't get there any other way without taking a flight," Humphrey said. "Devon Allen is a big-time track two-sport guy [at Oregon], so I would be interested to see how that's going to work for him."
Humphrey did not give a time frame on when he will make a college choice. The son of former Crimson Tide running back and NFL veteran Bobby Humphrey is carving his own path for his career, and that is the way he wants it.
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