ETSU lands Temple quarterback

Joe Avento • Updated Jan 8, 2018 at 4:58 PM

East Tennessee State has landed another football recruit, and this one appears to be a big one.

Logan Marchi, who was Temple’s starting quarterback for the first seven games this season before being injured, revealed on Twitter that he is coming to ETSU.

“Proud to announce that I have committed to East Tennessee State University. #GoBucs,” he tweeted.

Marchi, from Bristol, Connecticut, will be eligible immediately and have two years left.

At Temple, Marchi played under offensive coordinator Marcus Satterfield, who left the Philadelphia school to become head coach at Tennessee Tech. Satterfield, a former ETSU wide receiver, has been rumored to be the offensive coordinator at ETSU on new head coach Randy Sanders’ yet-to-be-announced staff.

Marchi suffered an ankle injury in late October. He eventually returned but had lost his job to red-shirt junior Frank Nutile.

The Owls finished the season 7-6 — 4-2 under Nutile — and beat Florida International in the Gasparilla Bowl.

Marchi, 6-feet, 205 pounds, completed 55 percent of his passes with nine touchdowns and eight interceptions this season, his first extended playing time.

Austin Herink is ETSU’s returning starting quarterback. The lefty, who has one year of eligibility remaining, completed 56 percent of his passes with 14 touchdowns and six interceptions. He’s thrown for 27 touchdowns with 19 interceptions in three years with the Bucs.

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