Irish In "Good Spot"

Irish In "Good Spot"

College coaches shouldn't be concerned if Marquis Flowers doesn't have them on his speed dial. The standout running back from Millennium High School (Goodyear, Ariz.) is trying to clear his head this summer, so that he can make the most of his senior season.

Some recruits would be concerned if their recruitment was starting to quiet down. Marquis Flowers (6-foot-2, 193-pounds) isn't your typical recruit though, in fact he's the party in the recruiting relationship that would like some space.

"Recruiting has really slowed down," Flowers responded when asked about his recruitment. "I'm not going to talk to any colleges right now. Right now, I'm focusing on making a list on who I want to talk to and who I don't. I don't want to talk to colleges while I'm trying to do this because I'm trying to focus. Coaches are just sending me postcards, letters, and e-mails asking me how I'm doing and how my summer's going.

"Once I get the 10 schools, I'll be able to get my list of officials. I might know (all of my visits) by the second week of the season. Definitely I'm going to try to get it done by mid season. I'm looking at the rosters, looking at the school, location and what not."

Flowers is a prospect that Notre Dame would love to add to their 2010 recruiting class, and it appears that Irish will have a chance to impress him. Marquis has penciled the Irish in for one of his five official visits.

"I think I have two visits for sure so far, Oregon and Notre Dame," Flowers said. "I'm pretty sure I'm going to take one of my official visits to Notre Dame. I think they're in a good spot right now. They're on TV every weekend and they're a known school.

"I have no idea when it will be, because I haven't talked to the coaches about it. I think I'll be able to squeeze one visit in during my season, because we're going to have a bye-week this year. I'm going to talk to the (Notre Dame) coaches and set it up. They said to check the schedule and to let them know when we have a bye-week. If I can, I may just squeeze my official visit to Notre Dame in that bye-week. The rest of the visits I'll do after the season."

While other schools are looking at Flowers to play on defense, the Irish appear to want the prep star as a running back.

"Everybody wants to recruit me as safety, but Notre Dame's recruiting me as running back," Flowers explained. "Some schools said that they've seen me play and if I wanted we could try and go both ways. They said I could try out and tell them what I wanted to play.

"I think I want to go on the defensive side of the ball but right now I just don't know, some days I want to play running back, some days I want to play safety."

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