Things are going well for Marsalis Teague. The do it all athlete from Paris (Tenn.) Henry County High School has his team off to a 4-0 start and they are currently ranked No. 2 in the state (4A) behind Maryville (Tenn.).
"We are playing really well," Teague said. "Our starters are barely playing a half and we are still putting up big numbers. But I know that won't last. At some point this season we will see adversity and we have to be ready. I have to be ready. Hopefully things go well and we will get a crack at Maryville. To be the best you have to beat the best."
This past weekend Teague took in his very first college football game. He travelled to Knoxville to watch Tennessee/Florida.
"I had a good time. It was my first college game. You know, I got invited a lot last year but just never went. The game kind of got ugly but I still had a nice time. It was just a new experience for me. I mean I have been to Tennessee a few times but never to Neyland (Stadium) and I got to see the locker rooms. I also brought some younger guys with me who have never been and I wanted them to experience it as well."
Two teams that have made Teague's top five are both the Vols and Gators. What did he take away from watching that game live?
"Honestly, I just enjoyed watching the game and I was really observing both sides. I was really looking at both defenses because I think I will be playing corner in college. That's the position most teams like me at."
Teague has set up one official visit so far and that's to Florida (10-11). The week before his trip to Gainesville he will make an unofficial to Miami (10-4). Teague would also love to get to Clemson when they host South Carolina at the end of the season.
"Right now I would say that Tennessee, Florida, Clemson, Vandy and Miami are my top schools, my top five. I also like Georgia Tech and would love to get down there (Atlanta) for a game. I know I am going to a Vandy game and I want to see the Alabama/Tennessee game.
"I am very interested in Vandy. I talk with coach (Bobby) Johnson and he tells me how they want to utilize me. I think I would be like D.J. Moore. I would get touches and play defense. They have a good program with a great academic tradition. They have really surprised me this season."
Teague says he will set up official visits to Miami and Clemson for after the season. He would like to visit Tennessee on December 13th with his teammate Dominique Allen. Allen, a fullback, is committed to the Vols.