4 star CB loves direction of UM program

Marsalis Teague is a four-star cornerback prospect from the state of Tennessee and he had some good things to say about the Hurricanes after watching the game against Florida last night.

"My senior season has started off pretty good," Marsalis Teague said. "We are 3-0 and things are looking good. I've had two 100-yard games so far. Passing, I had 80-some the first game, 60-some the second, and 70-some the third. I got three rushing and three passing touchdowns so far."

Teague, 5-foot-11 and 175 pounds, said his team has been blowing teams out and as a result, he's only been playing in first half of his games.

"I wanna play on defense," he said. "But our games haven't really been close yet and I know that as the playoffs get closer towards the end of the season I'll be playing there."

Teague has become one of the most heavily recruited cornerbacks in the South. He had a chance to watch two of his top college choices on TV last night when Miami took on Florida.

"I was impressed with both schools," he said. "The game was a lot closer than the score said. It was 9-3 for the longest time and Miami had some chances. The call they overturned at the end of the third quarter was the difference. That took Miami out of their game and they let up some scores late. I was watching the game with my cousin and he's a big Miami fan so he was real mad. It was a real good game."

Teague took an unofficial visit to Miami back in June when he met up with a couple fellow UM prospects.

"I went down there over the summer and was hanging out with Prince Kent and Rueben Randle" he said. "They're both real cool and I had fun with them. I'm going back down there for an unofficial visit on October 4th, whenever they play Florida State. My uncle's going down so I'm gonna go down with him. I'll take my official visit to Miami sometime later in the year."

Teague has a couple other visits lined up right now as well.

"I'm taking an unofficial visit to Tennessee in a couple weeks for when they play Florida," he said. "I'll take my official visit there in December. I'm taking an official visit to Florida in October when they play against LSU. I'm also gonna visit Clemson and Miami but I'm not exactly sure when just yet."

Teague said he's still strongly considering all four schools but seems very excited about Miami.

"I love the direction of their program under Coach Randy Shannon," he said. "I liked how they were willing to put a lot of freshmen on the field early in that game. Coach McGriff and Pannunzio tell me all the time that I'm good enough to go in there and compete for playing time. I just want an opportunity and I really like what Miami's doing."

Miami has a few players from Tennessee on its current roster, including running back Graig Cooper (who was Mr. Football in Tennessee a few years ago). Like Cooper, Teague said distance won't play a factor in his final decision.

"I don't care where I go," he said. "As long as I feel comfortable where I'm going, I'm fine with going to any of the schools I'm looking at."

Inside the classroom, Teague does a good job of taking care of business. He claims a 4.0 GPA and a 21 ACT score, which he plans to re-take.


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