The Falcons are hoping that they have their future quarterback with Marcus Mariota, who is also helping out his alma mater in finding their next quarterback.
Marcus is one of the best players in the history of Oregon Ducks football, he was simply electric on the field and that helped him to become the second-overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.
Oregon is getting assistance from the Atlanta Falcons’ QB to attract a top prospect
There are certainly many young quarterbacks who look up to the Falcons quarterback from his time with the Ducks, and what better way to convince those young guys to commit to Oregon than having the legendary quarterback meet with them.
Dante Moore is a 5-star quarterback recruit in the 2023 class out of Martin Luther King High School and obviously, Oregon is hoping to land him.
He posted this picture of him standing next to Marcus Mariota:
In addition to Oregon, Moore also has offers from LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, and Penn State.
However, Oregon is hoping that they land him so that he can be the heir apparent to transfer QB Bo Nix.
Meanwhile, Marcus Mariota left a lasting impact on the Ducks with his 10,796 passing yards, 105 touchdowns, and just 14 interceptions in his three years in Oregon. And if you know about Mariota, then you know that is not the only place he shines as he also had 2,237 rushing yards on 337 attempts and 29 rushing touchdowns. Not to mention, he also had 28 receiving yards and 2 receiving touchdowns.
Just looking at his stats you can see why he was the second overall pick by the Tennessee Titans, those numbers are simply ridiculous. Perhaps he can unlock the magic from his college days with the Atlanta Falcons. He would be a lot of fun to watch if he can recapture those days.