Tenn ATH: Clemson Feels Like Home

One of the top athletes in the south visited Clemson unofficially this past weekend. What did he think of Tigertown and what's next for him in the recruiting process? Read on to find out!

ATH Marsalis Teague Profile

Tennessee athlete Marsalis Teague made the southeast trip to Clemson this weekend for an unofficial visit and came away more than impressed.

"Man I had a great time," he told CUTigers.com in a recent interview. "I came down with my quarterback coach. I was going to stay for the camp, but I had to get back for work."

What did the Henry County (Tenn.) standout see during his visit?

"They showed me around the campus. I got to see all of the facilities and the dorm rooms. I had a great time. Everyone made me feel welcome," replied Teague.

"I talked with coach Vic a lot. He told me he was glad I came down. I got to see him work with some of the younger kids. It was good to see how all of the coaches worked with them. It was nice to meet all of the coaches face to face."

Teague also had the opportunity to talk with several Clemson players, including star running back C.J. Spiller.

"Those conversations went real good. They told me to stay humble. They said to make the right decision, and gave me a little wink. They all told me how coach Swinney was a man of his work. They gave me some good advice," said Teague.

"I come from a small town just like Clemson, except mine doesn't have a college," he said. "I felt right at home. I like the way the town was surrounded by two lakes."
Coming from a small town in Tennessee, Teague said the city of Clemson had a familiar feel to it.

"I come from a small town just like Clemson, except mine doesn't have a college," he said. "I felt right at home. I like the way the town was surrounded by two lakes."

When asked about his current favorites in the recruiting process, Teague responded, "Honestly I still don't have any. I want to see schools before summer comes to close.

"C.J. told me to not rush things, but to not let recruiting overtake me. He told me to have my top five or top three by the middle of the season. That is kind of what I had planned. I am going to try to have my top five by the end of summer.

There is one more visit planned for next weekend.

"Right now I know I am going to Miami this weekend. That is the only one planned. After that I will just see what fits when I have a free weekend. I just got back from Georgia before going to Clemson."

How did the prize recruit enjoy the visit to Georgia?

"It went well. I had an interesting conversation with coach Richt. I fell in love with both campuses, Clemson and Georgia," replied Teague.

Last year Teague passed for over 1,300 yards and rushed for over 1,600 while also accounting for 33 touchdowns.

Clemson is looking at Teague primarily as a cornerback.

Teague's primary recruiter to Tigertown is wide receivers coach Dabo Swinney.

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