North Augusta (S.C.) wide receiver prospect Marcus Thurmond is still looking for his first scholarship offer, but the speedy prospect is getting plenty of attention from a number of programs that traditionally recruit the Palmetto State.
"I don't have any offers yet," Thurmond said. "But the coaches I talk to seem real interested."
The 6-foot-2, 175-pound Thurmond is getting interest from South Carolina, Clemson and Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi State, Troy, and Virginia also have expressed interest.
The Gamecocks are among his favorites.
"With Carolina, I talk to (USC assistant coach) Steve Spurrier Jr.," Thurmond said. "I loved them growing up."
The North Augusta High School football program sent a press release by way of e-mail to media members Tuesday alerting them that South Carolina area recruiter and running backs coach Robert Gillespie had stopped by the school to check on Thurmond.
Clemson also rates highly on his list.
"They've got a good program," he said. "They've got the proper focus up there about doing your work and things like that."
Thurmond added that he planned to camp at South Carolina, Georgia, Clemson and Tennessee this summer.
On the press release, North Augusta head coach Dan Pippin talked about his star receiver, who caught 46 passes during his junior year.
"Marcus can run with anybody who plays the game on Friday nights," Pippin said. "Yes, he is still very raw, but he's a hard worker and the rest of his game will come around. However, he has something you can't coach: big-time speed."
Thurmond claims a 4.3-second 40-yard dash and has been timed as fast as 10.86 seconds in the 100-meter dash.