Key West, Fla. cornerback Laurence Marius is one of the top cornerbacks in a state that usually produces the best in the country. He's picked up an offer from the in-state Noles, but his top three schools might surprise you.
"Right now my top five schools are Georgia Tech, Florida State, West Virginia, Minnesota and Duke," Marius said.
"I would have to say that Duke, Georgia Tech and Minnesota are my top three schools. Duke has been on my the longest and they have always recruited me harder than anyone. I have family in Atlanta so at Georgia Tech I would be close to family. I know some people up at Minnesota and they all really like it up there, it sounds like a cool place."
The 5-foot-11, 162-pound Marius attended the Miami NIKE camp where he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.59 seconds, the shuttle in 4.19 seconds and posted a 31-inch vertical jump.
"I will know a lot more after official visits," Marius said. "I plan on making my decision some time in December or something. I really want to go where I can get a good education. I am looking forward to getting my degree and moving on with my life."
Marius is ranked as the No. 32 player in the state of Florida by Rivals.com.