Enrolled in January 2010 and participated in Spring practice ... One of 15 true freshmen to play in 2010.
All-BIG EAST Second Team selection ... Played in all 12 games, starting 11? Against Wake Forest, made eight tackles, including one for a loss of yards ... Against Rhode Island, posted seven tackles, including six solo and 1.5 sacks for a loss of 13 yards ? At USC, made seven tackles, including one for a loss of two yards ... Against Toledo, had two solo tackles and a pass break-up ... Against Rutgers, made five tackles, including three solo, and one fumble recovery ... At Tulane, made five tackles, had a pass break up and recovered a fumble... Against West Virginia, made two tackles ? Against Louisville, had nine tackles, including seven solo and a sack, and forced a forced ? Against Connecticut, had six solo tackles, including one for a loss of yards ... Against South Florida, made three tackles, including one for a loss ... At Cincinnati, made two solo tackles... At Pittsburgh, had six tackles, including two for a loss of yards.
Started all 13 games ... Phil Steele Freshman All-America Second Team selection ? Ranked second among BIG EAST freshmen with 3.9 tackles per game ... At Akron, posted four tackles in his first collegiate start, posting four total tackles ... At Washington, had four tackles ... Against Maine, had four tackles, including an assisted sack, and broke up a pass ... Against Colgate, led the defense with 12 tackles, including an assisted sack and 1.5 tackles for a loss of yards ... At South Florida, had three tackles, including one for a loss of a yard...Against Pittsburgh, recorded two tackles, including a sack for a loss of eight yards ... At West Virginia, had three tackles, including one for loss of yards ... At Cincinnati, made a pair of solo stops ... Against Louisville, made three tackles ... At Rutgers, had three tackles, including an assisted tackle for loss ... Against Connecticut, had four tackles, including two for a loss, one of which was for a loss of nine yards on a third and three play ... Against Boston College, made three tackles ... Against Kansas State in the Pinstripe Bowl, made four tackles, including half a sack.
Fork Union Military Academy: Member of team that finished 8-3 ? Coach: LTC John Shuman.
Hillside: Named to Jersey Super 100 Team ? Rated 48th-best prep school prospect by Rivals.com ? Earned 2009 all-state, all-county honors ? As a senior captain, had 109 tackles, including 22 for a loss, two interceptions and one fumble recovery ? Selected for the 2009 North-South All-Star Game ? High School Coach: John Power.
Marquis Spruill ? Born in May 1991 in Newark, N.J. ? Son of Natasha Spruill ? One sister ? Majoring in hospitality and food service management.