Scout.com three-star receiver Marquis Maze, from Tarrant, (Ala.), announced his college decision at…
In-Depth Interview, Video: Marquis Maze
"I am going to decide between Miami, Alabama and Tennessee," said Marquis Maze from Tarrant, (Ala.). "I have taken official visits to all three of those schools." Maze briefly talks of his favorites. Alabama: "I like the atmosphere, the coaches and the players." Miami: "I like the women, South Beach and the coaches." Tennessee: "I like the players, the coaches most of all. There is so much stuff to do up there as well. Maze is an electrifying athlete who stands 5-9, 167-pounds. "I feel like my biggest strength is my vision and cutting ability," he said. "I really want to improve my size before getting to college." "A lot of my teammates have compared me to Reggie Bush, but I think I am more like Steve Smith. Maze rushed for 1,300 yards and scored 15 touchdowns in only six games his senior season due to an injury. "I think I will probably play a slot receiver/running back in college. I will play on offense," he said. Maze will annouce his college decision Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. "I am going to go where my heart is," he said. Tarrant head coach Donny Rogers talked with Scout.com about his superstar. "As long as he is playing... you're in the game," said Rogers. "No matter if he is playing on the offensive side, the defensive side or special teams. He was liable to score at anytime. He would take a pass and run it in for touchdown any time." "When we practiced returning kicks, all we ever practiced was returning squib kicks because that's all we ever saw. We haven't seen a regular kick-off in two years here." "On the offensive side of the ball we were lucky to have a real big tailback. It was awesome. We were able to hide Marquis out there (as a junior), and let him make plays." "This year he played exclusively at tailback and a little quarterback. At any given time he would score. We played one team where we were down, and Marquis scored the game winning touchdown. The radio guy said you could almost feel it coming. It did." Rogers talks about Maze's strengths and what he will need to improve before playing on the next level. "He is explosive. A lot of players are quick. A lot of players have a good 40 time, but he has a great top end speed too. I am interested to see what he runs the 100 meters in. He has that extra gear. If he sees you, you're not going to tackle him," Rogers said. "He has really big hands for a little guy. He needs to get in the weight room and get some bulk on him. I think he will be able to step in wherever he goes, and play immediately." When asked of any concerns of his size, Rogers continued, "I think he will do fine. He has wanted to play big-time college football for so long. I think he will play next year. No matter if it's punt return or kick return I know he can do that right now. I look for him at receiver. I think he will play receiver next year." Stay with Scout.com to learn of Marquis Maze's college decision. Watch several 2006 senior highlights of Marquis Maze.
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