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Player: Marcus Mendoza

Hometown: Houston, TX

Position: RB

Height: 5’9”

Weight: 175

40 time: 4.5

Visit Date:September 29, 2006

Scholarships offered: Arkansas, Arizona, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Nebraska, Texas Tech, TCU, UCLA, Florida, Vanderbilt, Tulane, Northwestern, Iowa and Baylor

Favorites: Committed to Nebraska

Rankings/Stars:

Rivals: #7/ :star:star:star

Bid Red Report: #28/ :star:star:star:star

 

Assessing the talent: As a junior he rushed for 657 yards and 10 touchdowns. Strong for his size (280 bench/455 squat). Nice running style, always seems to get yards, mostly due to his nice cutting ability.Looks like a young Thurman Thomas.

 

Odds of becoming a Cornhusker: 100% Already attending classes

 

Marcus Mendoza

RB 5-10 175 Houston, Texas - Spring Woods HS

"There's so much support for the football team. When we walked into the stadium, they were screaming our names saying 'we want you to be a Husker'. It was amazing. The facilities are great. Everything is top-notch. Like the weight room is crazy. Everything there is top of the line.?

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This kid has blinding speed! However the highlight doesn't show much of him hitting any holes up the middle. Everyone is fast at the D1 level. I wonder how he does hitting the 1 or 3 gap with athority? Looks to have great hands though. He would be a good catch for Neb. A little coaching and developement and he has the potential to be very good.

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Visit Date:September 29, 2006

 

hello, according to scout he gave it a 10, also:

 

http://story.scout.com/a.z?s=204&p=2&a...2%2f574633.html

 

p.s. he camped at ok st, & has visited tx tech & NU - they are basically his top 3, so we shall see, but he will not choice a school until he sees all of his top 5 - therefore, he has yet to set official visits to tcu, ks st, & ok st

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Welcome to the team Marcus. Maybe the coaches want him as a return specialist. At 5'9, he seems a little short to play corner but if he can jump and run and if he has a knack for the football then I wouldn't oppose to him playing db.

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On the radio they were talking that they could move this kid to cornerback. They also says he has good "football" speed, and that the 4.4 doesn't lie

 

I hope he is not moved to cornerback. Grixby is fast, but his size has always been a problem. At 5'8", he just will not match up to most receivers.

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On the radio they were talking that they could move this kid to cornerback. They also says he has good "football" speed, and that the 4.4 doesn't lie

 

I hope he is not moved to cornerback. Grixby is fast, but his size has always been a problem. At 5'8", he just will not match up to most receivers.

I doubt he goes to corner. In this class we already have 4 db's and Hagg could/should be moved as well. We will be stacked from now on at db. This was just a tough year for everyone.

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This guy reminds me a lot of Steve Slaton in high school. He's got that kind of speed, definitely needs to stay at RB IMO. I think it would be better to move Helu to safety or OLB.

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He won't play DB. He's an RB. Hagg will most likely play DB.

 

 

I like this kids ability to produce in the passing game. great to see in a RB. if we moved him to DB i would want him as a saftey. talk about closing speed.

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Welcome Marcus!!!

 

Article on OWH about Marcus.

 

Houston running back chooses NU

 

BY MITCH SHERMAN

 

 

 

 

WORLD-HERALD BUREAU

 

 

LINCOLN - Marcus Mendoza was feeling the heat.

 

The 5-foot-10, 180-pound running back at Spring Woods High School in Houston thought that he still had a few weeks to make a college decision.

 

Mendoza had already visited Texas Tech. He came to Nebraska in late September to watch the Huskers beat Kansas in overtime. Recruiting trips to Kansas State and TCU were still planned.

 

That all changed Monday morning with a visit from NU running backs coach Randy Jordan.

 

"He wanted to come in personally and give me the facts," Mendoza said. "They're winning a lot of games. They're getting a lot of recruiting attention. And they only had one running back spot left."

 

Now, the Huskers have no spots left for a running back. Mendoza, the No. 41 prospect in Texas as rated by rivals.com, pledged just hours after talking with Jordan to sign with Nebraska in February.

 

A conversation on Monday night with NU coach Bill Callahan finalized the oral commitment, the Huskers' 18th overall and seventh from a Texan for the class of 2007.

 

"If someone else would have taken that spot," Mendoza said, "probably for the rest of my life I would have had this big hole in my stomach."

 

As long as the Huskers keep their word about running backs, Mendoza will arrive in Lincoln next fall as one of three new scholarship players at his position. NU has also received pledges from speedy back Roy Helu, 5-11 and 205 pounds out of Danville, Calif., and 6-1, 235-pound Quentin Castille of La Porte, Texas.

 

Mendoza appears to fill the role of all-purpose back, the position at which he is rated seventh nationally by rivals.com.

 

He ran 100 meters on the track last spring at 10.64 seconds, he said, and the 200 in 21.6 seconds.

 

"I can do a lot of things," he said. "I can the run the ball and catch the ball. They'll send me out from the tailback position to catch passes and do a little bit of everything."

 

Mendoza said he was impressed with all aspects of the NU program during his official visit, hosted by freshman receiver Will Henry.

 

The running back just wanted a little time to think. By late Monday, after Jordan made a separate trip to talk it over with Mendoza's mother, the timing was right.

 

"It just felt right," Mendoza said. "I felt like this was something I needed to do."

 

 

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Signed his letter of intent. He's official!!!

 

Just saw that on Rivals. I didn't realize he was a Dec. grad.

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Signed his letter of intent. He's official!!!

 

Just saw that on Rivals. I didn't realize he was a Dec. grad.

 

Me neither. I knew Witt was, but not Mendoza. Which of our Juco's are Dec grad's. Lee is Right?

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Signed his letter of intent. He's official!!!

 

Just saw that on Rivals. I didn't realize he was a Dec. grad.

 

Me neither. I knew Witt was, but not Mendoza. Which of our Juco's are Dec grad's. Lee is Right?

 

I'm pretty sure that Murillo is a dec. grad. Not sure about Franklin or Townsend.

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Signed his letter of intent. He's official!!!

 

Just saw that on Rivals. I didn't realize he was a Dec. grad.

 

Me neither. I knew Witt was, but not Mendoza. Which of our Juco's are Dec grad's. Lee is Right?

 

I'm pretty sure that Murillo is a dec. grad. Not sure about Franklin or Townsend.

 

According to Rivals Townsend is a Dec. Grad. Didn't say anything on Franklin.

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Rivals is retarded. High school players cannot sign until feb. They can enroll in classes however. They are enrolled so they "thought" (I don't think they can think but whatever) they had signed.

Once they start classes it is as good as a signed LOI.

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Marcus Mendoza

RB 5-10 175 Houston, Texas - Spring Woods HS

"There's so much support for the football team. When we walked into the stadium, they were screaming our names saying 'we want you to be a Husker'. It was amazing. The facilities are great. Everything is top-notch. Like the weight room is crazy. Everything there is top of the line.?

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This kid has blinding speed! However the highlight doesn't show much of him hitting any holes up the middle. Everyone is fast at the D1 level. I wonder how he does hitting the 1 or 3 gap with athority? Looks to have great hands though. He would be a good catch for Neb. A little coaching and developement and he has the potential to be very good.

 

 

I don't know about him hitting any holes, but no one seems to be able to even touch this kid till hes 10 or 15 yards down the field and then he makes them miss. :thumbs

 

 

GBR!!!

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Yes this kid is going to be very good.... I am betting he redshirts unless he really grasps things. he is on campus already so we might see him next year with all the I-backs that are recovering from injuries....

 

 

when schools like Florida, UCLA, and Arkansas all offered he must have some potential.

 

Mendoza and Castille <- thunder and lightening....again

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since he is in school already and will be 1 of 3 healthy backs for spring ball, he has a good shot at playing next year.

 

Lucky, Lawson, and Him

 

Glenn is still hurting, and we all know about Wilson

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He will make an immediate impact as a return guy with a shot at getting some snaps as a slot back/receiver. Having him here for spring ball is a HUGE plus.

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