Marsalis Teague, 5-10, 175 pound athlete from Paris-Henry County has dominated the state from the quarterback position this season. His combination of speed and athleticism has also made him one of the most highly recruited prospects in the state. For many schools he will serve as a defensive back in the future but some coaches think he could be a two sided player.
Early Teague had a lot of interest from schools like Clemson, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, and Georgia Tech. Over the summer months his interest grew in Miami and then later Florida. Teague commented on a new school that is showing more interest, "Alabama has been coming after me hard since they came to my game a couple of weeks ago."
The Crimson Tide has entered the sweepstakes a little bit later than some of the other SEC programs, but according to Teague they still have a chance. He explained, "I would definitely consider Alabama. It is obviously one of top programs in the country." As for an offer from Alabama Teague explained, "They said Coach Saban likes to meet all the guys before he offers a guy. But coach Cignetti told me if I get down there it could happen, but as far as an official scholarship offer not yet."
Teague took in a visit this past weekend to Vanderbilt to check out the Commodores. He said of his visit, "I have already been to Vanderbilt a couple of times. I was trying to enjoy and get a feeling for the game atmosphere." Of course for the Commodores the game was not what they hoped to show prospects like Teague. He said of the Florida Gators, a team that has a slight lead for him, "It is tough to stop them because Florida is a phenomenal school. They have been my leader recently."
At one point in time Teague seemed to be very close to making his decision but most recently his seems to be unsure. He commented, "I feel like I am but at the same time I'm really not. Florida is in the lead right now, but I want to take my official visits." Teague has been able to visit all of the schools he has an interest in with the exception of Alabama. He explained, "All of the schools with the exception of Alabama I have already seen. I went there my sophomore year for camp, but it's a school I haven't been to in a while."
Early in the recruiting process Teague had listed Tennessee as a school high on his list. The recent news that head coach Philip Fulmer would not be returning have changed things in Teague's mind about Tennessee. He said, "To be honest it does change things. You have to figure out who is going to be the new person and the assistant coaches, the guys you have the relationship with, you don't know if they are going to be there."