2022 WR MarShawn Ferguson Jr. is pushing himself to take his game to another level | Youth1

2022 WR MarShawn Ferguson Jr. is pushing himself to take his game to another level

MarShawn Ferguson Jr. is one of the best players from the Wayne, NJ area in the Class of 2022.

The 5-foot-10, 170-pound Ferguson Jr., who attends DePaul Catholic, is a dynamic player that works as a wide receiver.

Ferguson Jr., who was a member of Youth1’s Freshman450 list last year, explains his strengths on the field.

“I think my biggest strength is my route running. I feel like it’s very important to be a great route running to be able to get open on the field,” Ferguson Jr. said. “I take great pride in that part of my game.”

Ferguson Jr. shares the aspects of playing his position that he enjoys.

“As a wide receiver the best part is making big catches and touchdowns for your team in big moments,” Ferguson Jr. said. “I love to be able to make plays for my team and have them be able to depend on me.”

Ferguson Jr. patterns his play after this standout.

“I model my game after Tavon Austin because he has a knack for coming up for his team,” Ferguson Jr. said. “That’s a main reason why he has had success as a receiver. I want to have that effect on the field.”

Ferguson Jr. has a strong passion for the game of football. This is shown through his actions and behavior on the field.

“My favorite part of playing football is being around my teammates and winning big games with them,” Ferguson Jr. said. “I love the joy I feel to celebrate with my teammates in the locker room. My teammates are like brothers to me and I truly enjoy sharing the field with them.”

Ferguson Jr. does his best to show strong leadership to his teammates. It’s important to Ferguson Jr. that he sets a positive example on his peers.

“I demonstrate being a good teammate by showing up on time and giving 100 percent. I try to always set a good example for my teammates to follow,” Ferguson Jr. said. “The best advice I give my teammates is to play hard and give it your all. If you do that then you can go out there and have no regrets about the outcome.”

Ferguson Jr. discusses what he’s been up to lately.  

“I have been attending prospect camps to stay sharp and active. These camps are a really great way for me to continue to improve as a player and push myself against the best of the best,” Ferguson Jr. said. “I’m grateful to be able to have the opportunity to attend these prospect camps and they inspire me to keep improving my craft.”

Ferguson Jr. outlines what he needs to work on to take his game to the next level.

“I am working on blocking and reading the defense. Those are things that I want to improve on,” Ferguson said. “I am also working on improving my strength and speed. I feel confident that I can make all these improvements and become a better overall football player.”


For more on MarShawn Ferguson Jr., check out his Youth1 media profile -> here.

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Article written by Rolando Rosa.


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