March 16, 2010
Hokies lead for Rivals250 QB?
Virginia Tech continues to be among many teams pursuing the top quarterbacks in the mid-Atlantic region. One Rivals250 star claims the Hokies are amongst his leaders at this point in time.
"Man, I never thought it was going to be like this," Charlotte (N.C.) Mallard Creek quarterback Marquise Williams said about the recruiting process to date. "Since my GPA is out there it's unbelievable. I remember when Brandon Spikes was around and I wondered when my day would come.
"He told me I'd get tired of it. I didn't think that was possible, but I can say, it's tiring now."
Offers are piling up for the 6-foot-4, 218-pounder as he holds 15 at this time. His latest came from Michigan in the past couple weeks.
"I think that Michigan offer really touched me," he said. "They are a great school and I've watched them on TV. That's something where I knew I was a talented kid with god-given talent and it proves it when Michigan comes in."
Even with offers still coming in, Williams confirmed his intentions to cut his list in the near future.
"I'm going to cut it pretty soon, coming up in a couple weeks," he said. "It's probably going to be to about seven or so."
Virginia Tech appears to be in good position to make the first cut for Williams whenever he decides to narrow it down.
"You know, I'm high on Tech," he said. "If it comes down to a top two, Virginia Tech is in there.
"My family likes the Hokies. It's kind of funny; all my teammates like Tech and most of my teachers went to Virginia Tech. My marketing teacher has a dog named Frank Beamer. I'm real high on them. I went up there for a visit in the fall and I felt at home. Right now they'd be in my top two if it came down to it."
While he intends to be in Blacksburg for the Nike Camp in May, Williams confirmed he plans to take a trip some other time in the next few months to Tech.
"I haven't visited anywhere this spring cause my dad hasn't had the time."
Basketball recently wrapped up for the Charlotte area star and now he is focusing on getting better in football for next season.
"I'm just working out, working on my footwork getting ready for this year," he stated. "I'm also trying to improve my arm strength too."
Williams passed for 2,100-yards and ran for 1,400 while posting approximately 40 touchdowns this past season.
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