January 29, 2008
Vasquez torn between two
As expected, Marcus Vasquez took official visits to Utah State and Western Kentucky the past two weekends.
The 6-foot-2, 190-pound dual-threat quarterback from Chula Vista (Calif.) Otay Ranch had visited San Diego State back in December.
"I liked my trip to Utah State but right now it is really between [San Diego] State and Western Kentucky," Vasquez said. "I loved my trip to Western Kentucky. Their coaches, they were all down to earth."
"The coaches and the players, they made me feel real comfortable," he added in regards to Western Kentucky. "The players had nothing bad to say about the coaches. They are all serious when they get on the field, but the coaches are all likeable guys. The team is coming along, they are upgrading their stadium. All that stuff stood out to me.
"Another thing that touched me on my trip to Western Kentucky was that the President of the University told the head coach, 'I really want that kid to come here'. That was real special to me to have the President of the school say something like that."
Prior to his recent trips, Vasquez said he was leaning towards signing with San Diego State.
"I love living out here in San Diego," he expressed. "I used to live out in Kentucky, I moved out to San Diego in 2005. I would honestly rather stay out here than go back to Kentucky because I love San Diego. This is a big decision. I am trying to decide whether I am going to stay or go."
Vasquez said he hopes to make a final decision this week.
"I have a thought in my mind as to which way I am leaning but it is going to be tough," he added. "The last couple days I have been going over it and thinking hard. It has been really tough."
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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