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August 21, 2009 4:29 PM

Flowers emerges as elite, coveted talent

Goodyear Millennium High School football star Marquis Flowers is one of the top prospects in the state of Arizona.

In fact, Flowers is the top unsigned prospect in the state--and the race for his services is on. The 6-3, 190-pound athlete is a Swiss army knife. Offensively, he is able to rush and catch the football. Flowers rushed for 932 yards and eight touchdowns. He also averaged 17 yards per a catch. Defensively, Flowers recorded 87 tackles, three interceptions, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.

Flowers has plenty of options. He holds scholarship offers from 13 schools. The University of Arizona and Arizona State University are on his list of suitors. The ninth-ranked athlete in the country, according to Rivals.com, for now, is in no rush to make a decision.

Flowers, a senior, said he's hoping to play on the defensive side of the ball next season. The Michigan Wolverines have expressed a desire to play him in the secondary.

"They want me to play on the defensive side of the ball and that's what I want to go as," Flowers told Rivals. "I want to go as a safety, so we're on the same page."

Flowers, according to ESPN.com, is the second-best prospect in Arizona. The Arizona Republic's Richard Obert ranks Flowers as the top athlete in the state.

Flower helped the Tigers finish the season with a 9-3 record and an appearance in the 4A-I quarterfinals. Millennium moves up from Class 4A Division I to 5A-II this season.

Devon Carrington, a safety from Hamilton High School, is ranked as the top prospect. The 6-foot, 184-pounder has committed to Stanford.

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