Duke leading for Florida QB

Quarterback Marvin Zanders (Jacksonville, Fla./Raines) has become a big fan of David Cutcliffe and the Duke Blue Devils.

Marvin Zanders (Jacksonville, Fla./Raines) is a quarterback prospect from North Florida. This past season he passed for over 2,100 passing yards, 18 touchdowns, and nine interceptions and rushed for over 500 yards and four scores.

"I am an accurate passer that just makes plays," Zanders said.

Zanders, 6-foot-2 and 182-pounds, already has three scholarship offers while generating a lot of interest from other schools as well.

"Ohio, Duke, and Western Michigan have all offered me," Zanders said. "I also am being recruited and talking to other schools like Missouri, Ohio State, Western Kentucky, Oregon and Iowa State. I know Iowa State is supposed to offer me this week or next."

Of all the schools, Zanders has one clear cut favorite at this time.

"Duke is definitely my favorite and at the top of my list," Zanders said. "I went up there for a visit and got to check out a basketball game. Duke was a great trip and a great experience for me. I got to see campus, interact with the players and talk with the coaches. The basketball game was a crazy environment. The students bring so much excitement. They are going to do that in football and Duke football is on rise."

The Zanders family is also fans of the Manning family. So that bolsters the Blue Devils chances with their head coach, David Cutcliffe, coaching both Peyton and Eli.

"My mom and dad just love them," Zanders said. "That's a big thing. The man that coached them wants to coach me. Those are two of the best ever to play football. It's an honor to have this opportunity."

Zanders is not sure of what other visits he will make this spring or summer. He says that will depend on who shows the strongest interest.

"I know the coaches will all come in and evaluate me," Zanders said. "I am hoping for some more offers. Then I will decide on what to do. If Oregon doesn't offer me this spring then I still plan on going to their camp this summer."

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