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Elite 2022 cornerback target Marquis Groves-Killebrew already sounds quite fond of the chance to play for UGA.

Marquise Groves-Killebrew: Elite in-state junior CB says UGA calls him a ‘No. 1 priority’

Want to attack every day with the latest UGA football recruiting info? That’s what the Intel brings. This entry marks the first DawgNation post for elite in-state Class of 2022 cornerback prospect Marquis Groves-Killebrew of Grayson High School. 

Marquis Groves-Killebrew loves football.  That’s why he plays the game.

“I’ve had a passion for it since I came out of the womb basically,” he said.

That makes sense. He will list the following members of his family as current or former professional football players.

  • NFL Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith (he is a cousin on his father’s side)
  • Former Texas LB Robert Killebrew (his uncle won a national title with the Longhorns)
  • NFL WR DeVante Parker (the former first-round pick is a cousin on his mother’s side)

“I’ve got a whole bunch of athletes in my family,” he said.

He is already rated as the nation’s No. 10 cornerback prospect and the No. 64 overall recruit for the 2022 cycle for 247Sports. The 6-foot, 180-pound rising junior does not have a 247Sports Composite rating as of yet.

He goes to bed every night with goals on his mind.

“I’m watching a whole bunch of defensive back videos going to sleep every night,” he said. “I’ll watch their full games and all that. I really like Jair Alexander, Jalen Ramsey, Marshon Lattimore and Denzel Ward.”

What can he be on Saturdays? Noted Atlanta-area DB trainer Justin Miller has been working with him since he was in the eighth grade. Miller was a second-round draft pick by the New York Jets back in 2005.

“I think he has all the attributes to be an elite CB for a very long time,” Miller said.

The main thing Miller stressed was how much the young Grayson High Ram likes to compete.

“A mindset of win-at-all-costs and always up for the challenge of covering the best WR,” Miller said.