Class of 2018 DE Marcellus Earlington Don Bosco (NJ) Offered

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    Rutgers will have to compete in most games and pull a upset or 2 to get them.
     
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    North Carolina recruiting: Basketball could be key in helping Tar Heels land DE Marcellus Earlington

    The predicament for Roy Williams and the basketball team’s Class of 2018 is an interesting one, to say the least.

    With just two seniors on scholarship and two players already committed — guard Coby White and point guard/small forward Rechon Black — there isn’t much room to grow. Still, with Black’s next-level position still up in the air, Williams and his staff has still been targeting front court help among this year’s rising seniors.

    At some point, if the Tar Heels are going to add a third, or even fourth, member to the class, some scholarship math is going to have to be done. But there might be a way for Williams to add a little depth to his front court without costing one of his scholarships courtesy of football coach Larry Fedora.

    Marcellus Earlington, a 3-star defensive end out of Ramsey, N.J., is a bonafide football prospect, ranking among the top 500 players in the Class of 2018. He’s also a solid basketball player on the AAU circuit and, while football is the sport he’s been recruited for the most, he’s expressed an interest in playing both sports at the next level.

    A big part of the interest generated toward North Carolina stems from a conversation that Earlington had with Williams about playing basketball. Growing up, Earlington was a North Carolina and Syracuse basketball fan, so Williams has a real presence when it comes to the nation’s No. 17 defensive end.

    “Just hearing coach Roy Williams tell me I could play both, it was mind-blowing,” Earlington told Dohn. “That definitely was a game-changer. I really love North Carolina, and just hearing his voice, it was very good.”

    The Tar Heels seem to be the favorite at this point, with Earlington saying they’re “in a great place” and Dohn wrote later in the week that they’re “in the driver’s seat.” However, it’s still early and he indicated that if Duke or Rutgers were to get more serious about Earlington on the basketball court, it could change things, so you can’t pencil him into the Class of 2018 just yet.
     
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    I hope they get a postseason ban. It should be the least of their pathetic school's worries.
     
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    Doesn't sound like we were too interested in having him on the bball team, which is weird because we've done it before.
     
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    how good is this guy at bball
     
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    First team all state in NJ.

    First team: Marcellus Earlington, Don Bosco Prep, Jr., 6-4, 260 lbs, forward
    Earlington might be one of New Jersey’s top football prospects, but this winter, he proved he can shine on more than just the gridiron. He keyed Bosco’s run to the Tournament of Champions final, picking up a Non-Public A title along the way. Earlington averaged 16.3 points per game as he established himself as one of the most versatile players in the state.

    NJ.com boys basketball All-State teams, 2016-17


    Honorable mention Junior Class by CBS/Maxpreps (along with Jahvon Quinerly and Cameron Reddish).

    CBS MaxPreps Boys Basketball Junior All-American Team for 2017

    I see him as a less athletic Paul Harris with an outside shot.
     
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    Smooth Taj and the "Round Mound of Rebound"
     
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    Berger, Earlington form unstoppable duo as Don Bosco earns 1st win of season

    Behind the stellar play of senior defensive end Marcellus Earlington and sophomore running back Jalen Berger, Don Bosco defeated Seton Hall Prep, 21-13, in an NJSFC crossover game on Saturday.

    The Ironmen's offense had a slow start before scoring two second-half touchdowns. But their defense was solid from early on.

    Earlington racked up three sacks for a total loss of 22 yards as part of a defensive performance for Don Bosco (1-1) that included two goal-line stands.

    Player of the game: Earlington was outstanding all game. He consistently got into the backfield to apply pressure and finished with three sacks.

    His final sack came late in the fourth quarter.
     
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    Any noise with this kid? Seems like a player
     
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    He'd be a great add. Not sure where we are in the pecking order at this point.
     
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    I'd have to think he is one or two
     
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    Maybe he can't decide which sport he wants to play?
     
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    1,000,000 likes! No...double that!
     
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    I've heard he wants to play both. Would be weird if we didn't give him that opportunity when we are for Taj Harris...
     
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    Thought this kid was locked and loaded for UNC. Didn't he meet with Coach Roy?