Hosting a handful of recruits during their first official weekend in Tampa, Jeff Scott and his new staff were able to add a big arm to USF’s 2020 class by landing three-star quarterback Katravis Marsh from FHSAA 6A state champion Miami Central.
QB Katravis Marsh
6’4”, 195 pounds
Miami Central High School, Miami, FL
Recruiting Rankings: Three-star by 247 (0.8558 Composite Score), Rivals and ESPN.
Other Notable Offers: Utah, Arkansas, FAU, Tulane, UCF
Losing in the 6A state quarterfinals the year prior, Marsh marched Central right back into the state playoffs as a senior, conquering Dunbar (38-0), Naples (56-23), Dillard (35-0) and Palmetto (34-30) before destroying Pensacola Escambia 62-37 in the title game last month.
During the title game, the future Bull felt personally slighted by Escambia throwing a 4-2-5 defense at his offense.
“That 4-2 box is beatable,” Marsh told the Miami Herald afterwards. “Don’t ever play us with a 4-2 box. We feel like that’s disrespectful.”
A three-star prospect with a lot of interest heading into his senior year, Marsh initially committed to Utah in June and was poised to follow in the footsteps of fellow south Florida native Tyler Huntley in Salt Lake City. However, he opted to re-open his recruitment in mid-November.
Quick observations from his film shows he has good footwork when dropping back and can quickly scan the field to find the right target. Notably, he has a similar build of Trevor Lawrence at 6’4”, 195 pounds. And like the Clemson quarterback, Marsh possesses the ability to take off as a runner and even use his size to his advantage.
Barring a sudden change of mind before National Signing Day, Marsh will add depth to a young quarterback room that will consist of Jordan McCloud, North Carolina transfer Cade Fortin and fellow 2020 prospect Jordan Smith out of Lake City Columbia.
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