Senior quarterback Marcus Prather had an excellent season for Steubenville in 2011, leading his team into the playoffs where they lost to eventual state champion Youngstown Cardinal Mooney in a heartbreaker.
Prather, 6-foot-3, 210-pounds, threw for over 2,000 yards in 2011, with 20 touchdown passes against only four interceptions. He completed 121 passes in 185 attempts.
"We were a multiple offense and we don't throw it around all that much, so my best attribute was being a leader and winning football games," Prather said of his season. "I pride myself on being a leader on and off the field, and that's so important in a program with as much winning tradition like Steubenville."
"I thought we were as good as any team in Ohio, and the loss to Cardinal Mooney on the last play of the game was tough to take," he added. "I'm looking to get better at making my reads faster, and I think that's the key to being a great quarterback. My arm strength is very good, and I can move in the pocket, so making quicker decisions would only make me better. Quarterbacks need to get back fast, and get rid of the ball quickly."
Even with all his accomplishments and accolades, Prather is still waiting for his first Division-I offer, and that might be in the making.
"I'm hearing from Akron, and they came to see me Friday," he explained. "Indiana has been calling me and asking me to be patient, because they're looking for a quarterback right now. They said they like my film."
"Pittsburgh had me in for a visit, but they said they're full right now," he continued. "I don't have any visits planned in the next few weeks, but Duquesne wants me to come up for a visit. Kent State has also been into the school. I'm just looking for a chance to prove myself at the D-I level."
Scout.com will continue to monitor Prather's recruitment and will update his situation as circumstances warrant.