Despite early reports from yesterday, Marquez Valdes is currently not a part of Louisville’s 2013 class. Charlie Strong and the coaching staff have yet to decide whether or not they will accept his commitment. According to Mike Hughes of Inside The Ville, the Louisville staff are still recruiting him and he’s expected to make an official visit in January.
Marquez Valdes, a 6’3, 184-lb WR out of St. Petersburg, Florida, gave Charlie Strong his tenth commitment in the 2013 class. Although Valdes’s only other BCS offer comes from Iowa State, he receives high praise for his size and strength for a wide-out.
ESPN’s scouting report on Valdes reads:
Valdes is a possession receiver with natural, strong hands coupled with good body coordination. Has the size and athleticism for the wide receiver position at the major level of competition. His frame appears capable of supporting additional bulk over time; his quickness and all out playing speed must also improve.
Marquez Valdes is the type of prospect who could be a diamond in the rough when it is all said in down. He has the size and athletic ability to be an Andrell Smith type player down the road. Valdes finished his Junior season with 28 catches for over 600 yards and 6 touchdowns. He is rated a three-star by most national scouting experts.