ATLANTA — Tennessee 2017 commit Marquez Bembry figures to grow into one of the most fearsome pass rushers in the Georgia high school ranks by the start of his senior year, quite literally.
“Marquez is a special talent,” Dabbs said. “He was a raw athlete when he got here last June … but he’s a sponge, very coachable and teachable.”
Bembry, 6-foot-3 and 215 pounds as he enters into Mount Vernon’s “Our Mission” summer program, is rated as the No 61 “athlete” in the nation and No. 75 player in Georgia.
Those numbers figure to get a boost after Bembry’s high school track audition last month, when he ran a 10.68-second time in the 100 meters — second best in the Class 1A ranks.
“He’s one of the most explosive young men you’ll see,” Dabbs said. “He’s the type you build a program around.”
Dabbs said Bembry emerged as a team leader in the last year, going “50 for 50” during the team’s 6:30 a.m. workouts last summer.
“He was there and he was accountable,” Dabbs said. “Marquez does his part in the class room, and he’s doing his part in the weight room, too.”
All ratings are from the 247Sports composite rankings unless otherwise noted