Marquis Hood
Marquis Hood

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Orlando, Fla.

High School:
Dr. Phillips

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 203

Position:
LB

Experience:
HS


High School: Served as a team captain and started at outside linebacker for Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando, helping the Panthers to consecutive district and conference titles and a combined 21-3 record over his final two seasons...Earned all-Orange County honors as a senior, when the 11-1 Panthers registered a school record in wins before bowing out in the second round of the Florida 6A playoffs in a 58-52, five-overtime loss to Apopka...In 2009, had 103 tackles, seven for loss, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries, earning selection to the Orange County All-Star Game...Voted player of the game after a 38-9 triumph over Evans and new CSU teammate Najee James...As a junior, played with new CSU teammate Nico Ranieri, helping to lead DPHS to a 10-2 record and the second round of the 6A state playoffs...Had 67 tackles, two sacks, two passes broken up and three forced fumbles in 2008, his first year as a starter...Has 4.64-second speed in the 40-yard dash...Head football coaches were Dale Salapa and Kevin Pettis...Also recruited by The Citadel, Michigan State, Marshall, Florida Atlantic and Northern Illinois.

Personal: Given name Marquis Jamal Hood...Born Aug. 6, 1991, in Ft. Myers, Fla. ...Parents are Mia Rogers and James Hood...Has an older sister, a younger brother and younger sister...Cousin is former first-round draft choice Phillip Buchanon, a 10th-year NFL veteran now with the Lions...Interested in studying criminal justice at Colorado State...Hometown: Orlando, Fla.

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