August 17, 2022
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Diamond in the Rough: Marquis Garrett

Marquis Garrett is a 2020 recruit that attends Crowley high school, in Crowley, Louisiana. The 6’3 180 quarterback for the Gents recently sat down with us to talk about his knowledge and passion for the game, his pocket passing ability and what he is looking forward to in a new offensive system. With a 4.5 40 time, this quarterback is looking to showcase his running ability this upcoming season.


When did you start playing football?

Starting playing when I was six years old. I was playing for the Crowley recreation department, the league ages were seven and eight, but I started playing when I was a little bit younger.

What do you love about football?

It’s a pride and tradition thing for me, my dad played professional ball and I want to carry on that tradition. I found that it can be an escape from all negativity. Also, like I said with my father and my god father playing pro-ball I really want to continue that tradition.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Yes sir, I played football, basketball, baseball and track.

What would you say is the best style of play that describes you?

I’d say I’m a dual threat quarterback.

This previous season, what were your goals?

To have 30 plus touchdowns and over 2,000 yards passing.

Did you meet those goals?

I met my passing goals, but I fell short on my touchdown goals by three touchdowns. I ended up throwing for about 23-2400 yards and threw 27 touchdowns.

Who are some of your biggest influences?

I’d say my biggest influence right now would be my cousin, Kary Vincent Jr. Cornerback for LSU. Being that I playing with him, working out with him, so he’s definitely a big inspiration.

Do you think attitude is a factor in winning?

Of course! I was always taught that if you think negative, you get negative results. So when you go out in a game with negative feelings, scared, or a bad attitude you’re going to get negative results.

What do you think is a strength in your game play?

I would say that I have the ability to keep a defense on their toes, they know that I have the ability to throw and run. So they can’t just base their game plan on one thong knowing that I have the ability to do both.

What are your goals going into this season?

My goals going into this season, I’d like to have 3,000 all-purpose yards, same touchdowns, 30 or more touchdowns, and limit my interceptions.

What are you doing in the off-season to meet these goals?

This year, I’ve been working out twice a day, I’ve been focusing on more field work in my free time, working more on hitting my targets. So I feel like that’s definitely going to help me improve a lot this year.

What are looking forward to the most this upcoming season?

We have a new offensive coordinator coming in Coach Stuart Cook, he was at another school last season, but he came back this season and he’s changing our whole offense around. We’re more of a pistol team, everything is based off the option, so I can showcase my running ability just as much as my passing ability, to prove that I’m more of a dual threat quarterback than a pocket passer.

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