August 22, 2011
Georgia athlete plans to take official visit to Army
Athlete Jordan Marshall out of talent rich Powder Springs (GA) Hillgrove High School, is excited with where he recruiting is going thus far, but is also looking to kick off his 2011 senior season this Friday.
HIllgrove has plenty of firepower with running back Kenyan Drake who has already committed to Alabama, along athlete John Silas who has offers from Ball State, Air Force and Navy to name a few and of course Marshall himself.
Marshall and his teammates are ranked 10th in the state's pre-season poll for the 5A (highest classification in Georgia)
On the recruiting side of the equation, Marshall has stated in contact with the Army staff or more specifically, defensive tackle coach, Clarence Holmes.
I heard from Coach Holmes last in July," shares Marshall who received his offer from Army on June 27th.
"He had me take a look at a couple of videos of West Point before he offered me and it was very informative about the program, what happens after you graduate .... which is the five year commitment."
"But once you graduate from West Point, you can get a job pretty much anywhere. They have the CEO's any college in the country."
Marshall who maintains a 3.7 GPA indicated that he is being recruited by the Black Knights to play the slotback. "It's kind of like a hybrid between receiver and running back," adds the quick receiver who registered 44 receptions for 891, along with 7 touchdowns in 2010.
"He told me they would put me in the slot back position in order to get the ball in my hands."
So what is Marshall's level of interest in the Black Knights? Yes, I'm interested in Army, says Marshall, who also has offers from Navy and Georgia State. "I'm going to take one of my official visits there."
Although only 5-foot-7, Marshall is very athletic and plenty of getty-up as demonstrated by his 36 inch vertical leap and 4.5 forty speed. "I just play with heart and I don't let my size dictate how I play," says Marshall.
"I just go out there and play like I was 6-foot-3." So it's easy to see why was quick to point out that his game favors the 5-foot-8, 170 Dexter McCluster, who is 2nd year wide receiver for the Kansas City Chiefs.
GoBlackKnights.com will continue to follow Marshall's recruiting throughout the 2011 campaign.
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