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Marcus Johnson update

Marcus Johnson is a 6-4, 220-pound quarterback prospect from Los Angeles (Calif.) Locke, and the Saints aren't marching quite the way Johnson would like them to. But even though the season has been a bit of a disappointment for Marcus, that hasn't stopped colleges from stepping up and acknowledging his abilities as a football player.

"The season is coming along pretty rough," he told Dawgman.com. "Our team isn't really following the plans well, but we're coming along. We can do better on the offensive and the defensive lines." He had a hamstring pull in his first game. "It's on my left leg and that's the leg I use the most to throw with, so it hurts how I throw. I haven't been to a doctor because I don't want them telling me I can't play." (laughs)

"Kansas, Washington, Oregon and Fresno State," Marcus said when asked which schools have been recruiting him the hardest lately. No offers yet, but that should change by the time his season is finished.

Receivers coach Bobby Kennedy is the coach recruiting Johnson for Washington. "I talked to Coach Kennedy," he said. "He gave me a goal to do in my games, a standard. Like completions, touchdowns, no interceptions...stuff like that."

Johnson doesn't have any visits set up yet, but expects to take trips to Kansas and Washington. He's already taken an unofficial to Fresno State. All four colleges are his top schools at the present time.

Anything else going on with Marcus? "I'm keeping my grades up this year," he said with a chuckle. "Last year it was rougher." He will be taking the SAT sometime in October.

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