NORWICH, Conn. (WTNH)-- One day Connecticut's top high school running back wants to talk sports for a living. For now, Norwich Free Academy's Marcus Outlow is content living his dream, chasing down an elusive state championship with his Wildcat teammates from NFA.
He has the look.
"There's a lot of eyes watching," said Outlow.
Vision. All great running backs have it. Marcus Outlow is no different.
"I have a gift and I'm going to use it," said Outlow.
Come game time, the Norwich Free Academy running back is locked in, putting the ball in his hands gives Head Coach Jemal Davis an easy feeling.
"You coach and you know at some point he's going to break one, he does bring that sense of ease that something big is going to happen," said Jemal Davis.
"I've been told that it comes easy, what people don't realize is the hard work I put in during the week, that's not the easy part, the game is just the reward for all the hard work we do" said Outlow.
Committed to be the best, Outlow has lived up to his expectations. He is the states #1 recruit. Football only begins to define him.
"I'm a Christian guy, I'm a big family guy, a big team guy, being #1 in state it's great, it comes with many accolades and it comes with a lot of responsibility also," said Outlow.
"He's the real deal, in terms of a young man, he definitely understands his role on the team as being a leader and he also understands this is an opportunity to move on and play at the next level," said Davis.
Like defenders, college recruiters have been in pursuit, Outlow had well over a dozen offers.
Big ones too...
"About 18 schools offered, the big ones, Florida, Ohio State, I had Clemson, South Carolina is giving me huge interest, Bama is giving huge interest now, Pitt offered," said Outlow.
Despite the phone calls, the mail, the final push to change his mind Outlow has made up his mind. He's going to Boston College.
"I wanted to go up there right away and make a resume for the NFL, that is my ultimate dream, but even if I don't make it to the NFL I'll have a great education to fall back on," said Outlow.
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