April 1, 2007

Speedy South Carolina WR visits FSU

Speedy North Augusta (S.C.) standout Marcus Thurmond, a 6-foot-2, 175-pound wide receiver, made a quick trip to Florida State last weekend for Junior Day.

Thurmond, who is considered by some to be South Carolina's "fastest football player", said Florida State has always been his "dream school" and had a great visit.

"Florida State has a lot of new coaches and I tried to meet as many of them as I could," Thurmond said. "They told me they loved my speed and will be looking forward to seeing me at camp."

Thurmond attended Junior Day at Tennessee this weekend. He has also made recent trips to Georgia, South Carolina and Clemson. Thurmond said Clemson WR coach Dabo Swinney really loved watching him run on film.

"He kept introducing me to other people saying 'Have you met the state's fastest player?' It was funny."

Thurmond earned his reputation for speed after running track as a sophomore only to stay in football shape. He ended finishing third in the 800 at the Class AAAA state championship meet with a time of 1:55, which is around two seconds off the state record. He is undefeated so far this year in the 800.

This past season, Thurmond caught 46 passes for 546 yards and 6 TD for 1-10 North Augusta.

Thurmond said he has been told he is scholarship candidate at Georgia, South Carolina, Clemson and Kentucky.

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