Battle by the Beach: Marquis Lomax

Battle by the Beach: Marquis Lomax

The size stigma plagues plenty of high school prospects, including Marquis Lomax. The middle linebacker from Harbor City (Calif.) is working hard to prove his play can't be measured by a scale. FoxSportsNext talked with Lomax about the challenges he faces making it to the next level.

Marquis Lomax knows his size isn't ideal for a middle linebacker.

At five-foot-ten, 210 pounds and heading into his senior year at Narbonne High School in Harbor City (Calif.), Lomax has heard enough about it from college football programs.

"It's my height and my size. It makes schools hesitant about me."

Despite his size, Lomax is confident in his abilities on the field and believes he can contribute to whatever program will give him an opportunity.

"I can play. I might have to go in there and redshirt but I have to play and I have to get my spot on the field."

What cannot be measured on Lomax is something he says he has plenty of.

"Heart. I have heart. Sizing up any one no matter how big they are, I play like I'm six-foot-two, 245 pounds."

When it comes to his final year of high school football, Lomax plans on making a solid impression on college coaches and doing whatever it takes to gain more interest.

"I can do anything on the field and it's all about having a big heart. I love sacking the quarterback, making fourth-down stops and making big plays."

Lomax added that he would love to hear from a particular program up north.

"San Jose State. I went to their camp and saw how they treat the players and how they care for what you do. It's about you and getting the job done."

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