When most people think of linebackers they associate the position with brute strength and physical dominance. Jacksonville (Fla.) Sandalwood linebacker Marvin Sapp is, pound for pound, one of the strongest prospects in the South.
“I have offers from Duke, Notre Dame, Central Florida and Georgia Tech right now,” Sapp said.
“I’m also getting a lot of handwritten letters from Ohio State, Maryland and Georgia. I get a lot of stuff from each of those schools. I’m not sure if they will offer or not, but right now they seem very interested.”
The 6-foot-0, 200 pound Sapp runs the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds and has a bench-press of 365 pounds and a squat-max of 465 pounds.
“My favorite schools right now are all the ones that have offered and Georgia and Maryland,” he said. “Georgia is my leader right now. I really like their linebackers play. When I think of Georgia I think of linebackers. I like Notre Dame a lot, too. It is a great program and has excellent academics.”
Sapp plans to attend the Nike Training Camp as well as mini camps at Maryland, Notre Dame and possibly Georgia.
“I want to play for a school that has strong athletics and academics,” he said. “I would like to go somewhere that offers a wide variety of courses. I also want to play for a young, energetic coach that is not set in their ways and will change as the game changes.”
As a junior he collected 145 tackles and three interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown.
“I want to take some official visits, but then again I kind of want to go ahead and get this decision out of the way. I want to be able to focus on my senior season, I guess we will just play it day by day and see how everything goes. I won’t decide until after the camps though.”