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'06 GA LB Marcus Ball (Florida State signee; transfer to Memphis)

Discussion in 'Football Recruiting' started by wadc45, Feb 9, 2005.

  1. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team


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    Stone Mountain (GA)


    Height: 6-foot-0 [​IMG]
    Weight: 200 pounds [​IMG]
    40-yard dash: 4.49 seconds [​IMG]
    Bench reps: 19 [​IMG]
    Vertical leap: 33 inches [​IMG]
    Shuttle time: 4.13 seconds [​IMG]

    Listed as one of Rivals Top 50 Juniors To Watch.

    Interested in Texas, Georgia Tech, Georgia, Florida, Florida State, Miami, N.C. State, Ohio State, Auburn and Michigan.

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    Marcus is looking at all the Florida school and was looking at LSU before Saban left. Ohio State has been in contact with his coach.

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    Marcus is the younger brother of Georgia Tech QB Reggie Ball. Duke has laready offered. Ohio State has asked for film and said they will offer once they receive it. He has heard from all of his favorites except Texas. Marcus prefers safety, but in the end he will play wherever.
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2005
  2. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Marcus was named the #3 prospect in the country for 2006 by Rivals.

    A little confusion here...the first top 10 list had Ball #2. But the AMP video about the top 10 has Myron Rolle #2 and Marcus #3.
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2005
  3. bearonu

    bearonu 60% of the time, it works every time.

    Is he from the same high school that Jamal Muhammad and Corey Adams came from? I know they were teammates from Stone Mountain when the Bucks recruited them, though neither panned out. Corey Adams never qualified and Muhammad transferred to Bethune-Cookman.
  4. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

    Might as well go ahead and pick up #3 marcus along with #2 rolle, top-10 Wells, top-50 Hornsby & Reuland, and top-100 small / homan / rose / boren. Man if only JT would start supplying girlfriends as signing bonuses like Propaganda Pete does, we'd be all set.
  5. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

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    From the Georgia site...Marcus says he is looking at Florida, Florida State, Miami, LSU, USC, Texas, NC State, Georgia, Georgia Tech and Tennessee. Georgia, LSU and Duke have offered. Academics will play a part in Marcus' decision. Almost everyone is recruiting him as a LB, except OSU, who is talking RB. He thinks he will end up at LB or safety in college.
  6. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    I get the feeling we have been talking to him about either, but he seems much more suited to play LB in college. I wouldn't mind getting Wells, Aldridge and Ball and lettting those there shake out to become either 2 RBs and a LB in this class.

    Ball does seem like a bit of a longshot at this point...we all know how tough it is to get Southern kids up here, and his brother playing at GT and the three Florida schools being involved certainly isn't helping.
  7. Highstreet

    Highstreet Freshman


    According to his Rivals bio Marcus has been offered by Ohio State...
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2005
  8. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

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    tOSU is recruiting Marcus as a running back, but he says he is pretty sure he will play linebacker or safety in college. Bell runs the 400, 200 and 100 in track. He is going to attend Auburn's Junior Day.

    He is listing the three Florida schools, Auburn, Ohio State, LSU, USC, Texas.
  9. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0



    Ball attended Junior Day at Auburn. He enjoyed his visit, Marcus still does not have a top five.
  10. BGriffBuckeye

    BGriffBuckeye Haaaang on Sloopy, Sloopy Hang on!! O.. H.. I.. O.

    No GT??? With his brother being Reggie Ball, the QB, I would at elast think he would list them. Oh well... I guess good nes for us then. He seems like an absolute stud and, right now, is near the top at OOS players that are must-gets.
  11. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

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    Marcus has received three more offers, Auburn, Florida and Oklahoma. He now has offers from Duke, Georgia, LSU, Auburn, Florida and Oklahoma.
  12. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0$


    Marcus has new offers from Ohio State, Oregon, Mississippi State and Ole Miss. He also has offers from Georgia, LSU, Auburn, Florida and Duke.

    Ball wants to visit LSU and USC. He has no favorites.
  13. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

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    Marcus now has 9 total offers with the latest coming from Oregon, Ohio State, Mississippi State, and Oregon. He plans to keep his decision quiet until NLOID.
  14. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Marcus made the "Elite 11", a group of the top players in the state of Georgia; several other players interested in OSU also made the list - Asher Allen, Carlos Brown, Bo Harris, Rashad Jones, and D'Vontrey Richardson. The author seems to think that Ohio State has a good chance to sign Marcus, but that Auburn and Florida will also be major players.

    UGa Rivals (05/15/05)

    Marcus also starred at the Tallahassee Nike combine, where he was the best linebacker prospect in attendance.

    Rivals (05/05/05)

    Marcus is now a member of the Rivals 100 list.
  15. panthabrotha4

    panthabrotha4 Newbie

    he looks like a great prospect, but i wish he was around 10-15lbs heavier...

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