Desmond Marrow of Youngstown Cardinal Mooney High School made the trip south to Colerain High School this week for the University of Cincinnati's football camp. Desmond is a 6' 3" wide receiver/defensive back with a 38 inch vertical jump. That kind of size and athleticism could make Desmond a hot commodity in the near future. In addition, Desmond has good blood lines since his father, Dwayne, played football at the University of Wisconsin in the 80's.
Bearcat Insider spoke with Dwayne about his talented offspring and their plans. "This is our first camp, but we'll probably go to Penn State and Ohio State too." Dwayne made it clear that he and his son are looking for more than just a football program. "Academics are very important to us. Desmond is a good student with about a 3.0 GPA so we want a school that offers a good education. We are also looking for a good football tradition and a coaching staff that makes parents feel comfortable about leaving their child with them. We want to know Desmond will be taken care of."
If the Bearcats decide to pursue this young man, it was clear the Marrows had interest in UC. "We're very interested in Cincinnati. I'd be lying if I said we weren't. It's a great university with great tradition. Plus there are some kids from Youngstown on the team that Desmond knows (Delbert Ferguson and Derrick Stewart)."
Although Desmond has not received any official offers yet, he has gotten a lot of interest from a variety of schools according to Dwayne. "We've been in contact with a number of MAC schools and Big East schools. Boston College has shown quite a bit of interest. I think it's just a matter of time before we see some offers."
Bearcat Insider will continue to follow this developing story.