August 25, 2010

Junior WR has five early favorites

Class of 2012 wide receiver Marcus McGill could be one of the top prospects at his position to come out of New York in quite some time.

While McGill hasn't picked up any offers yet he did perform well at events over the summer.

"I started off the summer going to the [National] Underclassmen Combine in my town, in Rochester," he explained. "I got the wide receiver MVP there and I got the Leadership Award. I also got the overall camper of the day.

"Then following that I got invited to the New Jersey one where everybody on the east coast went. There I performed well but I ended up getting ranked third out of the receivers on the east coast. I was number one from my state, though."

That was the last National Underclassmen Combine he attended, unfortunately, though he very easily could have continued to participate.

"After that I was invited to the national [combine] in Oklahoma but on my way there I had a layover in Chicago. My plane never left. I got halfway there but I didn't get a chance to make it to Oklahoma."

McGill also attended camps at Rutgers and Pitt and said those went well, for the most part.

"I think I did good at Rutgers," he said. "The coaches liked what I can do. I spoke with coach [Bob] Fraser a lot. He's the coach that recruits my area and he wanted to see me come down and play in person.

"I went to the Pitt camp, too. I talked to their coach and he wanted me to come down. I did alright there. I don't know, I did good but I don't feel like I competed to the best of my ability. I didn't get a lot of touches with the ball and didn't feel like I got to show much. I ran good routes, though."

Last year McGill returned punts and started at both wide receiver and defensive back for Gates Chili. Though it's early and he's still waiting for offers he has a pretty good idea of which schools he likes.

"I would say my top five is Syracuse, Rutgers, Pitt, Penn State and Michigan," he explained. "It's a little bit [because] of their history of winning, a little bit [because] of their coaching staffs and stuff like that."

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