Marcus Vick, r-Fr. (6-0 203)
Marcus Vick has everything you could want in a quarterback. Need a deep ball? He can throw it a mile. Need a pass squeezed between two defenders 25 yards downfield? No problem, just another day at the office. Need a quarterback who can escape from the pocket? His last name is Vick. Marcus Vick has the raw ability to start this fall for Virginia Tech. He's smart enough too. After seeing him this spring and recalling his brother Mike's first spring game in 1999, Marcus is heads and shoulders ahead of Mike at this point in his career. All he needs is a little game experience, which he will get this year. Don't think he's perfect...you'll still see the fumbled snap or occasional stupid pass that you would expect from a freshman. But he's about as perfect as a freshman can get. Many Hokie fans have expected Vick to be everything his brother was since the day he arrived in Blacksburg. That may not seem fair, but that's exactly what you may see before its all said and done!
So, who's going to win the starting quarterback job. Almost certainly, Bryan Randall will be the starting quarterback against UCF on August 31. After that, who knows? Experience vs. raw talent, which will prevail. I know one thing, its a credit to Bryan Randall that he has been able to hold off someone as talented Vick this past spring. It was obvious that Randall was the better quarterback, but not by much. Whatever happens, Virginia Tech is going to have one outstanding quarterback behind center this fall.