July 1, 2008
Trice still high on UW
The last time we spoke to Marcus Trice, the 5-foot-8, 167-pound cornerback prospect had just picked up his fifth scholarship offer from Iowa.
A little over a month later, the Mesquite, Tex., standout has seen his list more than double, though his recruitment has recently hit a slow point, according to the three-star performer.
"In the last month or so, things have pretty much slowed down because the coaches can't really get in contact with us that much anymore," Trice told BadgerBlitz.com Monday night. "But just recently, I picked up an offer from Troy and they want me to play wide receiver."
Trice, who reported offers from Arizona, Baylor, Iowa, Iowa State, Minnesota, Vanderbilt, Wisconsin, SMU, UTEP, Troy and Tulsa, is still high on the Badger program, one of the first to extend a scholarship in early May.
"Everything has been about the same, the (Wisconsin) coaches are really cool and down to earth," Trice said. "Like I said, they're real genuine people and things haven't really changed. They're still very interested in me and I feel the same way.
"I e-mail Coach (Kerry) Cooks from time to time just to keep up with how things are going and we have a real good relationship at this point."
UW is currently recruiting Trice as a cornerback, though many other schools are now viewing him as an athlete because of his abilities on both sides of the ball.
"Wisconsin is recruiting me as a cornerback, but a lot of the other schools said they might want to try me out on the other side of the ball," said Trice, who was recently ranked as the No. 4 cover-corner in the nation. "There really isn't a lot of film out there of me playing wide receiver, but once my film gets out, I think a lot of schools are going to start recruiting me as an athlete."
Though a number of schools are anxiously awaiting his decision, Trice may not be ready until the start of 2009.
"I don't plan on making a decision until the season starts," he said. "I'll probably make my decision before January, but I still have some things to look at before I get there."
Trice also stated his future will be closely tied in with teammates and twin brothers, Darnell Taylor and Darius Taylor.
"Yes, sir. We'd love to stick together and we'd like to find a package deal and then weigh our options together," Trice said. "We have a real strong bong and we can bring a lot to a program. We do want to play together, that's pretty important for us."
Darnell, a 5-foot-11, 185-pound safety, currently has an offer from UW while Darius, a 5-foot-11, 211-pound outside linebacker, is still in search of his first offer.
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