Talented Oklahoma City (Okla.) Millwood running back Marcus Major has a collection of 15 offers, but more than half of those schools are now on the outside of his recruitment looking in.
On Friday night, Major trimmed his list to seven finalists and unsurprisingly, Texas and Oklahoma survived the cut, along with Auburn, Arkansas, USC, Florida and Tennessee.
1st I want 2 thank God for da talents & gifts that he has given me 2 play this game I love. 2nd I want to thank my parents & coaches for everything they have done 4 me during this process. Last I want 2 thank every coach that has offered me a scholarship, But I’m cutting it to 7. pic.twitter.com/tRL67u5rpM
— MDMJ…$5￼ (@Md24jr) May 5, 2018
A 4-star prospect, Major has often mentioned Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas as his unofficial top group, and the Sooners may be the team to beat among the bunch. Major has already made the short trek to Norman, Okla. on numerous occasions, including for a visit for the spring game, and has visited Texas this spring, as well.
Former Texas tight ends and special teams coach Jeff Traylor is now at Arkansas, where he’s assuring the Razorbacks are also a major factor for Major.
A highly productive option out of the backfield, Major averaged 12.5 yards per carry as a junior, totaling 1,250 yards and 33 touchdowns on 100 carries — he averaged a touchdown every three carries.
Not surprisingly, his offer list includes some of the nation’s most prominent programs, but going forward, only seven will content for his signature. Oklahoma currently owns each of his two Crystal Ball projections.
A 6-foot, 200-pound ball-carrier, Major is ranked as the nation’s No. 326 player, the No. 20 running back and the No. 4 player in Oklahoma, per the 247Sports composite.