ESPN 150's Marquez North focuses on fall 

August, 19, 2012
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Shortly after dropping the season opener 27-6 to Butler on Friday night, ESPN 150 wide receiver Marquez North (Charlotte, N.C./Mallard Creek) had little interest in talking about colleges coming after him or listing favorites. In fact, he said he has put recruiting on the back burner and is focusing on helping his Mavericks return to the playoffs.

“I am still not into the recruiting thing,” North said. “I am just trying to get better with my teammates and work on the season. I have not even decided yet on any official visits. It has been a while since I spoke to a college coach. I cannot even remember.”

Following Friday’s game, North mentioned North Carolina, Florida and Tennessee as schools recruiting him the hardest. His father, Ramondo North, also mentioned Ohio State but cautioned that distance could play a factor in his son's decision.

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