Top Ohio QB Makes Unofficial Visit to Marshall

Herd Insider spoke with one of Ohio's top prospects at quarterback, who made an unofficial visit to Marshall last Saturday to watch the MU-UB game. In this exlusive interview with Herd Insider, the 6-6, 220 pounder tells us why he came to Huntington to check out the Herd...

John Ferguson is undoubtedly one of the best QB prospects in all of Ohio this season, playing for Reynoldsburgh High School. In 2001, Ferguson amassed 2023 yards while completing over 50% of his passes in doing so.

"Obviously, you guys (Marshall) pass the ball a lot, and with me being a quarterback, that fits into my plans," Ferguson told Herd Insider. "The thing I like about Marshall is that everything is going up. Nothing is coming down."

Ferguson is seriously being recruiting by Marshall, Michigan State, Indiana, Iowa and Minnesota. "Right now I'm just feeling it out, and waiting to see where I fit best," Ferguson said while waiting for the Buffalo game to get underway. "I want to give every school a fair shot."

"Iowa and Cincinnati are still my only scholarship offers," Ferguson told theInsiders.com on September 27th. ""Iowa, Cincinnati, Indiana, Marshall and Akron would be my new top five."

Reynoldsburg has had an up-and-down season in 2002, which has led to some of the larger college programs pulling away from him, but opening the door for a pass-happy program like Marshall. "We're at 2-5. Last year we were 9-3 and 16th in the state," Ferguson summed up. "We lost a lot of seniors."

He carries a 3.1 GPA in the classroom in the classroom and scored 23 on the ACT.

Ferguson hinted that the MAC and Marshall in particular would be a good fit for a passing quarterback (who also ran a 4.9 forty) like him. "They're (Marshall QBs Chad Pennington and Byron Leftwich) a big impact on how the school gets noticed."

Herd Insider will follow up our conversation with John Ferguson later on in the season, and see if he has narrowed his choices down to make official visits. Stay tuned to www.GoHerd.com for the most accurate and up-to-date Marshall recruiting information available on the internet.


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