DE Marquez Herrod at 6-foot-3, 220-pounds out of Escondido (California) lists Utah as his favorite offer. "Utah is my top one. I'm trying to get up to Utah real soon so I can see their school, and then I'll probably make my decision right after that, said Herrod. Right now just from what I've seen on the internet and from the letters they've sent me it sounds really good to me and I'd love to go there, but I want to meet with the coaches for myself."
Having grown up in and currently residing in California, Herrod sounds like he is looking for a change of scenery as much as he is looking for a good fit. "I kind of want to experience change of seasons." Herrod told Rich Kimbrel of Rivals100.com recently.
Herrod also is looking for a good program to help him develop his skills. "I like the team. From what I've seen and heard, it's an awesome team; they are very, very good. They are on the rise, I mean well, they're pretty much not on the rise - they're already there, said Herrod. I like the fact that they have sold -out crowds and stuff like that. That's nice."
Herrod hasn't visited Utah yet but plans on making an official visit this fall. "The school is just beautiful from what I've seen in the pictures," explained Herrod.
With his 3.5 GPA and 1290 SAT score Herrod is not only a great athlete, he's a great student as well. Herrod points out "First thing I'd be looking for is athletics. Second thing is academics. Third is location."
Marquez Herrod has Utah, Arizona, Fresno St., Boise St. and UTEP as his current favorites. So far he has received offers from Utah, Arizona, Arizona St., Oregon St., Washington St., UTEP and Boise St.