Teague is one to Watch

Marsalis Teague (5-10, 175) from Paris (TN) Henry County High School has his eyes on the Gators. Find out what the star athlete thought about the Gators' most recent win over the Tennessee Volunteers.

Marsalis Teague plays quarterback for Henry County, but it's the cornerback position where the Gators see him fitting in at the next level.

"I liked how Florida put its corners in position to make plays," Teague said. "Coach Bedford was telling me earlier that's how he will give me the opportunity to make plays and put me in those same positions. I loved what I saw."

For Teague it was a chance to check out not only the Florida Gators but the in-state Tennessee Volunteers.

"I had heard how loud it was in Neyland Stadium with over 100,000 people but it was actually pretty quiet with the way the game went. I was kind of surprised how quiet it was. The loudest it got was when Al Wilson came out before the game."

With the noise level not nearly as loud as what Teague thought it would be, he and his father will get an up close and personal look at what game day is like in The Swamp.

"October 11 I am coming to Florida for my official visit. All the coaches told me it will be a great atmosphere for any game down in The Swamp but that this one will be one of the best."

My Take:
Teague is built like a truck and has great speed. It is hard to see how good of a corner he is because he is primarily used at the quarterback position. His time at corner will come as they games get tougher. When they face a team that has a go to wide receiver is when Teague will get locked up one-on-one. When Henry County gets in the playoffs Teague will resume his role as the teams punt and kickoff return man. He is very athletic and has good strength and has that quality that coach Vance Bedford loves to see when the ball is in the air, aggressiveness. One thing Teague can do is go get the ball at its highest point. Florida was a little late to the party but Bedford has more than made up ground on all the other teams recruiting him. Right now the Gators are recruiting him harder than anyone and it shows in his comments. The October 11 visit will be key for Teague and his father, and while I don't believe a commitment would happen at that time, things are moving in the right direction.


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