Ocean Lakes Star Lands First Offer

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Ocean Lakes (Virginia Beach, VA) head varsity football coach Jim Prince says that 6-5, 210-pound athlete Marcus Davis is “by far the most highly recruited guy I’ve had in 18 years. He is my first player to get a Division 1A scholarship offer his junior year.”

The offer is from Virginia Tech and it came just a few weeks ago.

“We’re real excited about the offer. Obviously, he’s excited too,” said Prince, who added that Clemson, Maryland and Virginia have also shown “great interest.”

In 2006, the talented junior saw action at two main positions – quarterback and wide receiver. He was named first-team all-Beach district as an athlete, the first time a player has been named at that particular position.

“They created the position because of what he did,” Prince said.

“Marcus is just such a marvelous looking athlete who can do so many things. He runs like a wideout. This year, he filled in at so many places on a team devastated by injuries. He did everything we asked of him. He had 28 receptions at wide receiver. He rushed for 680 yards and he threw for another 500. In basketball, he is the best player on our team. He’s just a great athlete.”

Prince says that Virginia Tech has not determined which position they are recruiting him to play. Davis is an athlete who could project at a variety of positions.

Davis plans to visit Virginia Tech for its spring game. Prince expects his star, who recently visited Duke, to also visit a few more places this spring or summer. Is there a current favorite?

“I don’t know if he has got a clear favorite, but I would certainly hope his favorite is in the state of Virginia,” Prince replied. “I can’t imagine better places to go than Virginia Tech or Virginia. They are both great opportunities. I’m hoping at least he visits both of the in-state schools. I do know that Virginia Tech has done a great job of showing interest. They came to see him play basketball and things like that.”

Joining Davis on Prince’s list of junior recruits is 6-5 quarterback Dan Pitts, wide receiver Randall Dunn and running back T.J. Cowart.

“They are also getting major looks from Division 1A schools,” Prince said. “They are talented players and they also have great work ethic. As soon