Talented Texan

Tanner Marsh (6-3, 180, 4.8), one of Texas' most productive quarterbacks this season, will take an unofficial visit to Arkansas on Saturday.

One of Texas' most productive prep quarterbacks this season has plans to take in the Arkansas-Florida International game on Saturday.

Lewisville Hebron's Tanner Marsh (6-3, 180, 4.8) is a young man that has excelled in his first year as a starter and leads Class 5A in the Dallas area in passing.

Through 7 games, he has completed 145-of 221 passes for a 1,991 yards. He has 12 touchdowns with just two picks for a 6-1 team.

"I think one of the biggest reasons for our success is that we have all really played football for a long time together," Marsh said. "We have a lot of team unity and I think that shows the way we play on the field."

Marsh – obviously an unknown before the season started – has begun to get recruiting interest from Arkansas, Colorado and Texas A&M to go along with North Texas, Abilene Christian and Southeastern Oklahoma State.

"This is my first year as a starter so really schools are just beginning to find out about me and the bigger schools are starting to show more interest," Marsh said. "It's a fun time."

Marsh is excited about being recruited by Arkansas and has plans to be on an unofficial visit in Fayetteville this weekend.

"I have never been up there, but all the pictures and stuff that I have seen of the place just makes it look beautiful," Marsh said. "I am looking forward to getting up there and checking it out. They had a great season last season, they have Darren McFadden, what's not to like about it?"

Marsh was 19-of-32 for 317 yards with two touchdowns in the Hawks' 38-35 win over Carollton Newman last Friday night.

He had two touchdown passes to senior wideout Patrick Robinson – who relocated to Lewisville after Hurricane Katrina - of 50 and 25 yards to get the Hebron offense rolling.

"I think I do a real good job of hanging in the pocket and making the throw right before someone hits me," Marsh said. "I watch the film and see myself throwing right before the pocket collapses on me and sometimes wonder how that happens. But I think I just have a feel for hanging in there."

Marsh said there are a couple of things he needs to improve on.

"I need to work on my throwing on the run and my footwork, which everybody can get better at," Marsh said. "I would much rather stay in that pocket and throw than have to take off running."

Tanner Marsh

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