Will Jamal Marcus Follow Teammate to Tech?

Durham DE Jamal Marcus

Defensive end Jamal Marcus, a 2012 recruit out of Durham, NC, has yet to visit Georgia Tech, but his high school teammate has given him a vested interest in the school. His teammate Vad Lee will start at Georgia Tech this coming fall.

Quarterback Vad Lee, who will begin in the fall as a GT undergrad, has played with Jamal Marcus for the last three years, and the two have begun talking about reuniting in college.

"He wants me to come to Georgia Tech, because he really wants us to change up the whole game down there," Marcus said.

Having spoken to recruiting coordinator Andy McCollum a lot recently, the two are trying to line up a date for Marcus to visit Atlanta. But with many schools after his services, Marcus has had to put off the visit to Georgia Tech.

"I'm hoping to visit Georgia Tech during my Spring Break," Marcus said.

In conversations with the coaching staff, Marcus said that there have been discussions to put him at either outside linebacker or defensive end, should he commit to Georgia Tech. The coaches haven't committed to putting him at one position, and at 6-3, 245 pounds, it appears that he could realistically play either position at his current size.

While he hasn't visited the campus yet, Marcus has a couple of good sources in McCollum and Lee when he has questions about Georgia Tech. So far, he has heard only good things.

"It's a really good school," Marcus said. "They seem to have a really good atmosphere – Vad has told me a lot of good things."

Marcus said he thinks he is more of an ACC/SEC guy than any other conference, but he has offers from schools outside of those two conferences. GT has offered, Marcus said, but nine other schools have as well.

The good news for Georgia Tech in the early going is that Marcus, like Lee, has no restrictions about attending school away from home.

"The location of the school away from home is key, but the academics are, too," Marcus said. "Everything would have to line up, but I could see myself going away from home for school."

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