Teague of his Own

Getting two prospects from the same high school in the same recruiting class is rare, getting two prospects from the same backfield in one class is even more against the odds, but Tennessee is only a "yes" from realizing such a recruiting coup.

The Vols completed the first half of that improbable pairing when they received a verbal commitment last month from Henry County fullback Dominique Allen. Now they have offered Henry County quarterback Marsalis Teague, who at 5-foot-10. 170 pounds with 4.50 speed, will likely end up at defensive back or receiver.

There are certainly plenty of schools out there that will sign him as is and figure out where he can most help the football team. Teague says that's all right with him.

"It's between wide receiver and cornerback and do some punt return and kick return." he told Scout.com's Chris Layton about the roles he might play. "To me it won't be an issue. I play quarterback here because we run the spread, but in college I see myself playing a wide receiver or cornerback."

To this point Teague has compiled some attractive offers with scholarships from Tennessee, Clemson, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest. His last two offers came from last week from Clemson and Tennessee.

"I got offered by Tennessee. I've been down there a couple times. It's a great environment with the coaching staff and coach Fulmer. I have a teammate going down there, so it would be nice to play with him again."

One of the first people Teague he confirmed the offer from Tennessee was Dominique Allen.

"When I called and told him today he told me ‘you got to come with me'," Teague related, But really he said I've got to do what's best for me. If it's meant to be, then I will come with him."

Naturally Teague has got to take the road to the next level that is in his best interest, but he'd be the first to admit that having the opportunity to play with his longtime friend and teammate is very tempting.

"It plays a big role," he said. "We've been on the same team since we have been in Pop Warner, and it would be kind of funny if we didn't go to the same school."

Teague appears to be enjoying the process and is likely to take a long look this summer before rendering a decision. His options are also expanding with LSU and Georgia both showing a lot of interest.

I'm excited about the schools that have offered me already," he told Scout's Steve Robertson. "I'm more excited about the schools I do have and try not to think about those that I do not have.

"I'm looking for the academic and the coaches. i am going to spend the next four years with the coaches. I've got to see what the coaches are like and what the campus is like. There is a lot of different stuff you look for when you go on visits to the schools."

Teague plans to visit Miami in June as well as Clemson. He could also squeeze in some camps or a combine. He may wait until the end of the season to announce his choice, but could move that timetable up if he gets the feeling from a program and campus that he's looking for.

He doesn't currently list a favorite among the schools that have offered, but sources close to the situation believe Tennessee is the school to beat.


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