Senior, Marquese Blanchard gets full ride to Howard U.

caines | 5/30/2013, 5:30 a.m.

Marquese Blanchard is a senior at the Academy for Community Education [ACE]. He began attending ACE midway through his junior year in order to improve his grades but continued to play football at his former high school, Miami Northwestern. Not only was he successful in his academic pursuits, but he was a standout defensive lineman, earning first team all Miami-Dade County honors and 2nd team all state honors. He recently received the Dade County Defensive player of the year award. Blanchard has been offered a full football scholarship from Howard University.