December 11, 2009

Local safety has the Jackets a top his list

Georgia Tech has been working Hillgrove High School hard and so far, they already have one commitment from quarterback Synjyn Days for the 2010 class. The Hawks are loaded with junior talent and one of the most talented players on the team has the Jackets on the top of his list right now.

Junior safety Kadetrix Marcus has been a fixture at Georgia Tech home games in 2009 and he was watching the ACC Championship game closely last Saturday.

"I was real happy for them and how they bounced back from the loss to UGA and it was a good way for the seniors to leave out," Marcus said.

The last college game Marcus caught in person was the Georgia Tech-Georgia game and he was really impressed with the intensity the rivalry brought out in the fan base.

"It was a pretty wild atmosphere and I liked it a lot," he said. "It was a tough one for Georgia Tech, but Georgia came out on top. I still like Georgia Tech a lot. They kept upbeat and played with some fire. I talked to coach Brian Bohannon and I gave him my film."

The Jackets are Marcus' early leader because they have been working him the hardest for the longest amount of time.

"I just got mail from Kentucky, Maryland, South Carolina, UCLA, Syracuse, Georgia Tech, and Oregon recently," Marcus said. "They are all pretty even right now for me. Georgia Tech would be my leader because I have seen them the most."

Spending a lot time on the Tech campus with his teammates and Days has also pushed the Jackets to the front of the pack. This summer Marcus plans to make some other visits to get a better feel for the differing college campuses.

"I have just been to Georgia Tech so far," he said. "I am going to visit some other schools over the summer. I know I am going to Georgia Tech's camp and then in the summer some camps like Vanderbilt and a few other schools."

The Hawks led by Marcus on defense and Days on offense got off to a great start in 2009, but struggled down the stretch. Marcus hopes the talented junior class will lead the team to the playoffs next season as young football program continues to get better.

"The season did not go the way we wanted it to, but next year for my senior year, I will get better. The team will continue to work hard and hopefully the offense will come around," Marcus said.

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