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So, St. Paul’s Logan Marchi has been busy this week…

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Yea, so news about St. Paul quarterback Logan Marchi has been blowing up your Twitter feeds recently.

Marchi received a pair of Division I offers within 24 hours of each other: First from Temple, then UConn.

It started last weekend when the 6-foot-1, 175-pound Winsted resident, who has played for three years almost exclusively as a starter for Jude Kelly’s spread offense, came back from a Temple football camp pretty amped up:

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Sure enough:

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But he wasn’t finished yet. After thanking his many well wishers after that Tuesday announcement, Marchi had another one Wednesday morning:

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According to assistant coach Zach Etter, Marchi also has dates to visit Oklahoma, Northwestern and Rutgers in the coming weeks.

Marchi has completed 50 percent of his passes for 6,482 yards, 74 touchdowns against 35 interceptions during his three-year career.

As a team, however, St. Paul has struggled. Since coming within a fingertip of knocking off New Canaan in the 2009 Class MM playoffs, St. Paul has won just six games in three years, outscored by an average margin of 44-28.

Here is Marchi’s highlight reel on Hudl, via Zach Etter on Youtube.

Sean Patrick Bowley

7 Responses

  1. The Dude says:

    I’ve seen him play before. He is really hard to judge because the team around him has been so terrible.

  2. Ryan says:

    I saw him play once last year. I think he’s pretty good, his stats are inflated because 1.He plays in that Jude Kelly Air Raid offense and 2.ST.Paul is always playing from behind/the defense gives up so many points they have to try and score a bunch. That being said if you look past his stats and just at his play, he can really throw. Strong arm, solid accuracy and a better athlete than he gets credit for. Congrats to him on his offers, hopefully they continue to come in. Although I’m not sure if UConn needs yet another quarterback coming in.

  3. Walter Camp says:

    Congrats to the kid in getting offers from Div. 1 schools but he is not a Div. 1 QB. The NVL League is not a competitive conference. His stats are inflated since St. Paul’s had no running game and, yes, they were always playing from behind. St. Paul’s did not have a balanced offense. It was all passing. Size is a factor. Marchi is 6′ and 175lbs at best. The top two true spread offense QB’s in the State last year were Fleeting (Windsor) and Bilcheck (Hand). Both the same size and much better QB’s than Marchi. Arm, speed and both were big time gamers. Neither received Div. 1 scholarships or interest from UConn because of their size. If UConn is making an offer to Marchi then something is up. Cochran was the best all round QB to come out of Conn. in the past few years and he is having a tough time adjusting to being a Div. 1 QB. Marchi is no comparison. Not belittling the kid but those are the facts. UConn needs a real game tested QB who has the size and the brain to play with the big boys. Marchi is not the answer.

  4. perspective says:

    Walter Camp obviously you haven’t seen Barmore from Southington

  5. Walter Camp says:

    Matter of fact I did. Saw him and his team get their lunch handed to them in their loss to Glastonbury in CIAC tournament. If I recall very little in passing and rushing yardage and a couple of interceptions to boot. Not a gamer like the other two QB’s mentioned. Maybe he will be with another year under his belt. Southington played a weak schedule and got exposed in the playoffs. CCC Glastonbury got buried by SCC Xavier. Windsor dominated the CCC. You need a QB with skills and football IQ to play with the big dogs. Very few of those QB’s in Conn.

  6. fciac jr says:

    WC, so I guess UConn doesn’t know what they are doing? I think it is great news for a kid that isn’t 6’5 as a QB as today’s D1 QBs are changing from the drop back passer to the all around play makers with speed and running ability along with the ability to throw the ball of course.

    Is Barymore from Southington getting looks yet? haven’t heard much on his recruit status but he is bigger, faster and stronger than Marchi.

  7. According to Scout, here are Barmore’s schools of interest: “Boston College, Bryant, Central Connecticut State, Connecticut, Duke, Harvard, Iowa, Yale”

    Bryant, CCSU, Yale have offers out, Scout says.

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