June 12, 2008
Offers starting to pile up for Wheaton
Markus Wheaton picked up his first scholarship offer from Colorado shortly after taking an unofficial visit to Boulder in April. Since then, the 6-foot-0, 175-pound athlete from Chandler (Ariz.) High has picked up nine more offers.
"I now have offers from Oregon, Oregon State, Colorado, Colorado State, Nebraska, SMU, Utah, Wyoming, Arizona and Arizona State," he explained. "Most of them are written, but Wyoming and Utah are verbal [offers]."
Wheaton said he remains wide open and has no favorites. He does not plan to rush into a decision.
Linebackers coach Brian Cabral recruits the Grand Canyon State from the Buffaloes' staff.
"We went out to Colorado for an unofficial visit during their spring practices," Wheaton said. "I love their coaching staff. Colorado is a nice program. I would definitely love to go there."
Most colleges are recruiting Wheaton as an athlete, meaning he could end up on either side of the ball. He accounted for 876 yards and 10 touchdowns as a wide receiver last fall. Defensively, Wheaton played the role of lockdown corner.
"My speed, balance and agility separates me from most players at the high school level," he said.
Wheaton is set to compete in the Junior Olympics this summer. He will be a member of the national 4x1 and 4x4 relay teams.
"I would like to run track my first year in college, but my primary focus for athletics [in college] will be football," Wheaton added.
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