USF freshman Marc moves from safety to QB
It's not often you get a position change in October, but true freshman safety Victor Marc, who has played sparingly on special teams, has moved to quarterback, the position he played last season at Hallandale.
"We moved him over to quarterback," coach Jim Leavitt said. "Don't expect a lot out of that. We might just teach him a little bit. He was a quarterback in high school. ... He wasn't doing a lot at DB, and we had a need for another quarterback possibly. You can't carry too many of those guys, I guess."
Marc, who had one tackle on defense, will provide depth behind starter B.J. Daniels and backup Evan Landi, along with freshman walk-on Ryan Eppes. All four of USF's quarterbacks are freshmen.
Leavitt said Marc will remain at quarterback the rest of this season, but his future could be at another position. He was ranked nationally as a running back prospect in recruiting, and was once thought to make his first splash at USF as a slot receiver.
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