Right along the Alabama/Georgia border is Pacelli High School in Columbus, Georgia. A small private school with a student body just under 200, Pacelli might lack numbers but absolutely not talent.
Pacelli, ranked last week No. 8 in Class A Private, has a bevy of talented seniors, one being Mikal Marble—a 6’3″, 200-pound safety prospect who has tons of potential and currently no offers. Marble told us, “Several schools have shown interest in me, which includes NC State, Temple, Mercer, Georgia State, but I have not received any offers yet.”
Marble has set the bar high and has big expectations this season.
“My expectations this fall are to make All-Bi City 1st Team again, make my All Region 1st Team as a safety or receiver, and to make All-State 1st team as a safety, as well.” Individually, he would like to record “60 tackles, 5 INT’s, and over 500 yards receiving.”
The do-it-all athlete for Pacelli says his work ethic is what separates himself from others. “I’m always working on the little things to get better.” Marble continued, “Whether it is getting the technique down, footwork, coming out of (my) break or weightlifting – I’m always getting better.”
On film Marble displays a long body that moves really well. He has a natural instinct for playing over top at safety, and has tremendous size to break up or intercept jump-ball passes. Offensively, his ball skills are improving and he shows decent wiggle for a larger-framed wideout in tight spaces.
Marble is driven to win and has big expectations this fall for Pacelli.
“I would like to be able to contend for a Region Championship and also a State Championship.”
With the high school football season just underway, Mikal is sure to garner more interest from colleges as the season progresses and achieve the accolades he covets—both individually and for his Pacelli teammates.