Teague picks up offer number 11

Marsalis Teague, 5-10, 170 pound quarterback from Paris – Henry County (Tenn.) picked up his eleventh offer. Find out who offered Teague and what he expects as the Henry County Patriots get ready for the 2008 season.

Marsalis Teague reported, "I got an offer from University of Michigan." He went on to say of Michigan, "I know it's a real big school and a national championship contender year in and year out. I know Coach Rich Rodriguez and I'm pretty sure he is going to take the West Virginia style offense and try to run it up there."

As far as taking a visit he said, "Not sure if I am yet." Teague also added, "I have a coach who loves Michigan and we talked about it a little bit. He told me about the campus, the stadium, and the tradition".

Teague said of narrowing his list offers, "Every time I think about it another offer pops up again." He explained, "If possible I want to be able to have it done by the end of summer. At the same time if there are some schools that I haven't been to that I really want to go see and then I would have to wait for an official visit which would be during football season."

He spoke of his plans to take some visits this summer, "As of now I plan to go to Miami on June 13 – 15. Then I'm going to try to get to Clemson, then I'm going to Ole Miss, and I'm going to try to get to Tennessee and Vanderbilt. Now I'm thinking about trying to get to Michigan."

With a semi final appearance last season Teague has high expectations for the Patriots this year. He commented, "I expect nothing less than an undefeated season and a state championship." He added, "We've got a lot of young guys in the weight room working hard. We've got older guys taking responsible leadership roles."

He knows there are challenges along the way to that type of season and said, "The biggest challenge might be experience. I know we are going to play a lot of young guys, but I'm really confident in the guys that we have from this spring."

When you talk about Tennessee football towns, Paris, Tennessee better make that list. Teague explained, "We have a phenomenal atmosphere. Everybody gets into the game. I remember when I was a kid I used to come to the high school game and games weren't too crowded. Now it seems like everybody in town comes to the game."

Look for a good ole fashion rivalry when Henry County matches up with Dickson County. Teague said, "Dickson County is our biggest rival. I really don't why they are our rivals, but all through school they have been our rivals."

Teague said of getting ready for a game, "I just sit and mind my business. To me when I walk on the field that right there gets me hype. When I put my helmet on and feel the crowd, the stand, and the smoke on the field from the hot dogs and hamburgers it doesn't take more than that."

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