December 16, 2007
Aztecs host local quarterback prospect
For the second weekend in a row, San Diego State hosted a large group of official visitors. Among them was Chula Vista (Calif.) Otay Ranch standout Marcus Vasquez.
"My trip to San Diego State went pretty good," expressed the 6-foot-2, 190-pound dual-threat quarterback. "I learned a lot about their program and I learned about the support they give their athletes with academics."
Redshirt freshman running back Brandon Sullivan served as his player host for the weekend.
"I didn't commit [to the Aztecs] on my visit," Vasquez added. "I am not going to commit until I go over all my choices."
Although San Diego State is the only college to extend a scholarship offer at this point, he is also drawing looks from UNLV, TCU, Villanova and Idaho.
"I have talked with UNLV, Idaho and Villanova about visiting in January," Vasquez said. "UNLV said they wanted to get me out on a visit before they offer a scholarship."
Most of the aforementioned programs are recruiting him as a quarterback, although UNLV has expressed interest in Vasquez as a safety. He would prefer to play quarterback in college.
Vasquez helped lead Otay Ranch to six wins as a senior. He was named the Mesa League Offensive Player of the Year in 2006 after he accounted for 2,205 yards of offense and 31 touchdowns.
"Marcus is tremendously quick," Otay Ranch defensive coordinator Brad Burton told Rivals.com in a previous interview, prior to Vasquez' senior season. "He is along the lines of a Michael Vick or a Steve Young. He puts pressure on a defense because he can drop back and if there isn't anything there, he can take off and it's hard to track him down. He is also a great leader."
Vasquez is currently playing basketball for the Mustangs.
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