A number of schools are intrigued by the immense potential and athletic ability Marquies Price possesses as a pass-rusher at the high school level. Despite playing with a torn shoulder labrum for the majority of his junior campaign, the 6-foot-6, 230-pound defensive lineman has picked up scholarship offers from the likes of South Florida, Duke, UCF, Virginia and Cincinnati during the evaluation period.
"My most recent offer is Kentucky," Price said. "I got that offer last Thursday. It was kind of surprising because I wasn't talking to Kentucky at all."
Over a dozen of prospects have been on the receiving end of scholarship offers from the University of South Florida, a school that Price previously placed in his top three when they offered last month.
"(USF) has a great defensive line coach (in Eric Mathies) and they produce a lot of great defensive lineman," Price said. "The contact with them has been pretty well. I should be making a trip down to Florida this summer."
A trio of schools are currently atop the defensive lineman's list of schools, including a new suitor out of the SEC that's beginning to show a boatload of interest in the pass-rusher.
"Duke is my leader, but I'm interested in USF and Auburn," Price said. "Those are my top three schools I'm interested in. Auburn hasn't offered yet, but I feel like they're close to it."
Price says he plans on camping at Auburn on June 13. Camping in Chapel Hill at the University of North Carolina on June 21 is a possibility as well.
In his junior campaign, Price says he amassed 49 tackles and three forced fumbles for the 8-4 Trojans.