The Full(er) Story: Academics, Get Well Soons, Big Wins and Marion-Franklin

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Ashland senior QB Marcus Fuller has thrown for 660 yards and 8 TDs in two weeks.

I have written about my busy summer schedule with travel and camps but
my school schedule makes that seem relaxing. I typically sit down to
write this blog on Sunday evenings but last Sunday I was so focused on
Advanced Comp, AP Calculus and AP Government that I couldn‘t fit it in.
My reality is that as an athlete and a student, I am busy. 


I have written about my busy summer schedule with travel and camps but my school schedule makes that seem relaxing. I typically sit down to write this blog on Sunday evenings but last Sunday I was so focused on Advanced Comp, AP Calculus and AP Government that I couldn‘t fit it in. My reality is that as an athlete and a student, I am busy.

A player doesn’t need to be on an Ivy track to feel the pressure of balancing sports and academics, but for me both are important. We have only been in school for a little over a week, but the normal day for me starts with school, practice, a quick shower, dinner and usually two hours of homework. Sleep seems like a luxury.

The Arrows have two games under out belts. I have had two completely different game experiences. In game one vs. Willard I was able to throw five touchdown passes in a half. The final score was Ashland 49, Willard 7.

In game two, our spread offense met the spread offense of Dover. The game was every thing that it was billed to be. It was a brutal battle with Ashland prevailing 41 to 37. It was an important victory for the seniors because Dover was the only team to beat us in 2009. It was also important to recognize Dover senior, Danny Jeandervin, a Division 1 prospect injured in a sledding accident. He is a team captain for the Tornadoes and an inspiration to us all.

Week three brings us a big challenge with Marion-Franklin, a perennial power in the Columbus City league. The Red Devils were state semifinalists in 2009. I am excited for another high profile game at Community Stadium this week.

My final thoughts this week go out to fellow quarterbacks Patrick Coyne (Hamilton Badin), Kyle Seyfried (Wyoming), Braxton Miller (Wayne) and Shaq Washington (Maple Heights) . All four top 2011 quarterbacks are healing from injuries sustained in the first week of play.

Get healed and get back.

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Marcus
Fuller recruiting page/videos

Installment 1: Ashland
quarterback ready to take us on recruiting ride

Installment 2: Trip
to Princeton highlights weekend; invites to Spring Games arrive

Installment 3: Prom,
Vanderbilt, NIKE, Elite 11 and Boise State?

Installment 4: ESPN
Elite 11 camp, NIKE camp and more coaches calling

Installment 5: Staying
proactive, staying patient, phone calls and Michigan schools

Installment 6: Next
Level Combine, Ohio U, Youngstown State and Air Force

Installment 7: TV Spot, Phone Calls, Camp Decisions and Another
Combine

Installment 8: Camp
season in full swing; what players need to know

Installment 9: Getting ready for 1,600 miles, five camps in
eight days

Installment 10: 1,895
miles, five camps, two visits and BCS vs I-AA recruiting

Installment 11: 1,600
more miles, 50 QBs and making a mark

Installment 12: Summer
camps complete, now it’s time for Football!

Installment 13: Landing that first offer and playing against friends

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