CJ Marable was hoping to play football at Arkansas State, he was expected to sign with them but they just stopped hitting him back. He was told by Presbyterian College on a Tuesday that if he could get to their school by Friday he would be given a full-ride to play for their school.
Marable did not wait. The former Towers High School standout would go on to have a huge year for Presbyterian. Marable led the Big South Conference in rushing with 1,038 yards as a freshman in 2017. But Presbyterian announced during that season it would become a non-scholarship program by 2020, freeing its players to transfer without penalty.
Marable did not waste anytime. He would land with Coastal Carolina and the rest was history!
Marable is one of the best players on the Chanticleers offense. He was tabbed the team’s Offensive Player of the Year as a sophomore. He finished the year with 975 all-purpose yards on the season. Marable was pretty damn impressive in 2018, but last season he would continue to add to his resume.
In 2019, Marable hit 1,000 yards rushing and became one of four players in Coastal Carolina history to do so. He was named a captain and had a team high 14 touchdowns.
Running back CJ Marable averaged 118.2 all-purpose yards a game last season and is one of the top returning playmakers in the Sun Belt for 2020
When you turn on the film, this kid has been special since his days in high school. Marable has that “It” factor, and it will be exciting to see what he does in his final season.
NFL Draft Diamonds Scouting Notes:
I love when a player moves up to the FBS level and dominates. As you know I root for the underdog and CJ Marable is just that. The 5100, 190 pound running back from Decatur, Georgia has been a beast since high school and he continues to tear it up for the Chanticleers. I would not be surprised if he hits 1k again this year. The Coastal Carolina football program is on the rise, and Marable is huge reason for that success. – Damond Talbot, Owner, NFL Draft Diamonds