March 7, 2011

WR is hoping for an offer from the Black Knights

One player who is hoping the Black Knights continue their recruiting assault on the state of Georgia is wide receiver Jordan Marshall, who carries the nickname, JoJo.

The 5-foot-9, 160 pound speedy receiver hopes that he on field production catches the attention of the Army staff, as he took the initiative to by getting his highlight tape in their hands.

Presently, Marshall doesn't have any offers, but that may be just a matter of time.

In addition to his interest in Army, Marshall is hearing from Wake Forest, Duke, Vanderbilt and Middle Tennessee.

When it comes to the Black Knights, Marshall likes what he has seen and read about Army football & West Point respectively. "I talk the Army staff, gave them my highlight films and they told me they like what they saw," shares the prospect out of Powder Spring (Ga) Hillgrove High School.

"I spoke to Coach Holmes (Army) yesterday. He said he would stay in touch with me and that my highlight tape was great. He wants me to come to visit, but he said he understands if I can't make it, but he going to come visit me in the spring."

"Army is a great opportunity," Marshall shares. "It is far away enough from home that allows me to grow up on my own."

Marshall, who was named as an All-County receiver, where he lead the county in receiving with 806 yards on 44 receptions is placing an emphasis on schools that play competitive football, but equally as competitive academically.

"I've taken a couple of visits to Vanderbilt to a basketball game and Wake Forest … wants me to come up in the spring to watch them practice. So I am planning on going to their spring practice," he says.

"I think Vanderbilt is about to offer by the spring or summer. They want to get me up there and see me run around a little."

"They are very important," says Marshall, when asked about the importance of academics relative to his recruiting. "I'm not planning on going to the NFL, so I'm looking for a school that will help me with life after college."

Marshall understands that some recruiters will also look for the prototype receiver and running backs, but he knows that such players like former Mississippi and current Kansas City Chief running back Dexter McCluster put those stereotypes to rest.

"I like his quickness off the ball, he doesn't let his size phase him … he plays bigger than what he is and feel like I do the same thing."

In addition to football, Marshall excels on the track, where he runs the 200M, participates in the Long Jump and High Jump. "I just broke the school record in the HJ at 23," he says.

Last season saw Hillgrove finish the season at 9-3 and make it to the 3rd round of the playoffs.

The highlight of their season, was beating (28-26) Camden County who at one point in 2010, were ranked #23 in the nation and back to back state champions in Georgia's top classification, which is Class AAAAA and represents Georgia's biggest and baddest division.

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