Marsalis Teague now has something to think about. The Paris (Tenn.) Henry County standout just finished his season, where he led his team to a 13-1 record. He was hoping for a state title but lost to Hillsboro last weekend 31-24. Teague also thought he had his college picked it out. Then he met with Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin tonight.
"It was clearly Florida for me," Teague said. "But I spent tonight with Coach Kiffin. He as in my living room all night long and he's a real cool dude. He's an easy guy and he's really making me think about Tennessee.
"The guy was the offensive coordinator at USC. He wants to have the same principals at Tennessee and he wants to lock down the state. That means he wants to keep key players in-state and one of those guys is me according to him. He also said he watched my film and wants me at slot wide receiver. He said I have more of a chance to make plays then at cornerback because he wants dynamic playmakers. He also thinks I can be a great cornerback."
According to Teague, Florida is still the leader with Georgia Tech, Alabama and Tennessee all coming on strong.
"Florida is still my favorite with Georgia Tech number two. Alabama has come on recently but now Kiffin has Tennessee really creeping back in the picture. This is the thing, Tennessee was pretty much out of it before. But I understand the situation Kiffin is in and I respect that. They are back in it for sure."
Last week Teague spent his Saturday in Tuscaloosa watching the Auburn/Alabama game. He came home impressed.
"It was great. They played great. I got to talk with coach (Nick) Saban and some of the coaches. They want me on both sides of the ball. I mean the offensive staff wants me at receiver and the defensive staff wants me at corner. At this point coach Saban says they just want me and will figure it out later."
Teague has only made one official visit and that was to Florida back in October. He has been to games at Tennessee and also been to Georgia Tech twice. Right now he doesn't have anything else on his schedule in terms of visits.
"I have no timetable in regards to a decision and will play it by ear. I will make a pick when I am 100 percent sure of how I feel on a school. I am definitely not 100 percent sure of anything right now."
Georgia Tech will make an in home visit with him later this week while Florida and Alabama will come in next week. Florida likes Teague as a cornerback while Georgia Tech like him on offense, as either a quarterback, wing back or receiver.
This past season, mainly playing quarterback, Teague was 83 for 129 for 1,326 yards and 18 touchdowns (2 interceptions). He also rushed for 1,614 yards (136 carries) and 22 touchdowns. Teague returned one punt and one kickoff for touchdowns. He played sparingly on defense but still recorded one interception.
Teague also returned one kickoff and punt for score and had one interception.