West Virginia special teams and linebacker coach Mark Scott has given an offer to Marlyn Johnson from Peddie School in Hightstown, New Jersey.
“It was a long recruiting process with WVU starting back in spring of last year, so it felt great to final receive an offer from them.” Said Johnson.
Along with West Virginia, he currently holds offers from Temple, Boston College, Rutgers, Howard and Buffalo.
Coach Scott has been building a relationship with the talented receiver. “I like coach. He’s a cool outgoing guy and keeps it real. I look forward to building a better relationship with him and the rest of the staff.” Said Marlyn.
Marlyn plays both sides of the ball but more than likely he will be a receiver. “They just said they liked my film overall. Not really sure for what position but most likely wide receiver.”
There’s no doubt this kid is an athlete and he could start on either sides of the ball.
At 6’4” he’s a big target for any quarterback. Johnson has good sideline awareness. He’s the type of receiver you can just throw the ball up in his direction and let him make a play. Don’t let his size fool you though, he does have speed.
Marlyn has the speed and quickness to get behind the secondary. He has that rare combination of speed and power. He sheds tacklers, has a nice stiff-arm and can outrun the secondary,
Johnson has great hands. Reaching out or back to snare a ball with one hand.
He can fit into just about any offense and with how West Virginia runs their offense he would be a great asset. “Could definitely be a reliable option and big target for the quarterback for more deep shots and red zone opportunities.” Said Johnson.
This off-season he says “My agility and speed will be improved”.
A player he looks up to is DeAndre Hopkins. With the way Marlyn plays, you can tell he tries to play like Hopkins.
Football is always on this his mind. On his free time, he watches Last Chance U and Blue Mountain State on Netflix.
There is no scheduled visit date yet, but he says, “definitely coming up soon”.