The Missouri Tigers have extended a scholarship offer to a talented 2014 CB prospect, in Marcus Green 6’1” 180 Cedar Hill (TX). Green spoke to ShowMeMizzou.com about the Missouri offer, and he updated us on his recruitment.
“I feel really good about Missouri,” said Green. “I think it’s a real good school! And, it’s a school that I’d really like to get down there to visit at some point. I think it’s a real good school that’s offered me. So, I’m very excited about it!”
Green also has an offer from Ole Miss, and Green said that he thinks Baylor is close to offering. He’s also been hearing quite a bit from Nebraska and UCLA, and he thinks they may also be close to offering.
He also said that he’d like to visit Missouri on his own before his senior year, but that he would most likely have to wait until after his senior season to visit Missouri.
He and his high school coach, Joey McGuire, both reported a personal best for Green of 4.51 in the forty, to go along with a 36” standing vertical. He runs track in the 200 meters and relay teams.
"He's going to get faster," said Coach McGuire. who also said that he expects Green to play in college at 200 pounds or more.
Green also returns kicks and punts for 2012 state runner-up Cedar Hill, and he said that he “would like to play in the SEC”. Green said that Missouri will “definitely” be in the picture for his recruitment.
“I just really want a school where I like the coaching staff,” explained Green, talking about factors that will influence his decision. “And, where they just welcome me in and make me feel at home.”
“He plays corner for us, and he’s a legitimate six-one,” said Coach McGuire, talking about Green. “He could play corner or safety………………………………. He was a heckuva player for us this year, and he’s one my team captains for us next year. He’s on my leadership council. He’s just a great kid!”
Coach McGuire said that he discourages his player from attending combines and camps. He acknowledged that because of that, their recruitment starts off more slowly, which he doesn't feel is a bad thing, either.
"I tell them, you don't need to spend all of that time and money," explained Coach McGuire. "You play at Cedar Hill! Everybody in country comes through here."
Last season, Green started at corner in all 16 games for Cedar Hill, who finished their season on December 22 in Cowboys Stadium.
“I think he’s a corner, but the good thing is, he’s very physical,” said Coach McGuire, who was impressed with Missouri last June when he brought one of his players to the Tigers' team camp. “You’re talking about a kid who could play either corner or safety……………………………………… He likes Missouri, and he likes Coach Stec.”