Things have developed quickly over the past couple of days for three-star signal-caller Marcus McMaryion, who visited the Oregon State Beavers two days ago. Apparently Mike Riley and the Beavers were so impressed by McMaryion that they decided to extend an offer to the Dinuba standout, and he immediately made the call to commit to Oregon State.
This development was certainly quick, and Oregon State definitely added McMaryion early. He only had one other offer in his recruitment besides the one today that he accepted from Oregon State, but that offer was a major one from the Arizona Wildcats back in March. In fact, Arizona wanted him so much that Rich Rodriguez himself was trying to recruit McMaryion to the Wildcats, and he actually unofficially visited Arizona early on in the month.
To me, the craziest thing about Oregon State landing McMaryion is the fact that he seemed to like Arizona’s program quite a bit. He was happy to receive a Wildcats offer (then again, most prospects are excited when they receive their first offer from a BCS school), and he was also impressed with his visit to Arizona this month. But the Oregon State visit a couple of days ago must have caught his eye, and he was always a prospect the Beavers were considering extending an offer towards.
McMaryion is 6’2″, 170 pounds and is ranked by the 247Composite as the 80th-best recruit in the state of California. The north-bound prospect is also one of the top 50 pro-style quarterbacks in the nation, and he slots in as the 866th-best recruit nationally in the 247Composite. The winner of many accolades, McMaryion had a ridiculously good 2012 campaign with a whopping 43 touchdowns to just three picks, and he also ran in three more scores and threw for nearly 3,500 yards.