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Running back in search of two-sport home

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Marquise Doherty may or may not face a college football-versus-pro baseball quandary down the road. He'll worry about that later. It's too early to tell at this juncture. A 2015 prospect, he's certainly not thinking about any sort of draft.
For now, Doherty is operating as though he'll definitely attend college. And while the Kansas City (Mo.) Winnetonka running back holds four football scholarship offers at the time being, he has his mind set on playing two sports at the next level. The schools that will allow him to participate in baseball as well as football will have a leg up.
"Nebraska offered me for both," Doherty said. "Missouri says I can do both. That's it for both so far. I would prefer to do both. I want to do both. I talked to the Cincinnati baseball coach. He's supposed to be talking to the football coach. Michigan State is supposed to be doing the same thing."
It's not as though Doherty is hurting for football interest. Coaches from Missouri, Northwestern, Arkansas, Tulsa, Kansas and Kansas State have been by to see Doherty at school over the course of the last two weeks.
Word on him is certainly out, and the 190-pound tailback plans to do some traveling of his own in the near future.
"I'll probably make it to Mizzou's junior day. I think that's the 16th or the 19th," Doherty said. "I'll probably make it to KU's junior day, too. That's only 45 minutes away. I was going to go to Nebraska's this weekend, but I have a basketball tournament, so I won't be able to make that."
Doherty, who was a standout at this year's Under-Armour National Underclassmen Combine in Florida, helped lead his team to an 8-3 record as a junior.
Rob Cassidy is a West Region football recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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