Marsalis Teague is a 5-foot-10, 180-pound all-around athlete who plays quarterback for Henry County HS in Paris, Tenn. He definitely has one Wolverine coach drooling over his talents, and it isn't quarterbacks coach Rod Smith.
"I play quarterback in high school, but Coach Dews wants me to play to wide receiver. I'm quick and fast and I get loose with the ball," stated Teague, who runs the forty in 4.5 seconds. "Coach Rodriguez said I could come in and play corner and wide receiver and even a little quarterback -- but Coach Dews wants me at receiver."
Rated as a 3-star prospect and the No. 28 overall quarterback in the class of 2009, and the No. 110 Southeast to boot, Teague, as a junior passed for 1,616 yards and 17 touchdowns. He also accounted for 1,530 yards and 16 touchdowns on the ground.
"I'm up to 13 (offers) I think. I would say that Miami, Clemson, Michigan, Vanderbilt and Tennessee (are recruiting him the hardest), but right now I haven't set anything in stone (in terms of visits). Right now I don't even have top schools. I'm trying to put together a list for my top schools and official visits, but those five schools are probably going to be the ones I take my visits too and will be my top five."
There are some key aspects the Wolverines have going for them in Teague's recruitment.
"It's a school of rich tradition, it's always winning. You can compete for a national championship year in and year out at a place like Michigan."
What is Teague looking for for a school to win the race for his signature in February?
"Pretty much wherever feels the most comfortable for me, where I can come in play early. There's nothing I'm looking for particularly, but the education is absolutely important. There is life after football and you've got to make sure they (the school) have a good background with education."
Teagues currently sports a 4.0 GPA.
As far as a timetable, a decision is still a few months off according to Marsalis.
"I'm going to try to make my final decision after my football season, around December. It's what I hope to do, but you never know with recruiting."
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