January 5, 2012
Marshall names the Black Knights as his leader
Powder Springs (Ga.) Hillgrove High School athlete Jordan Marshall plans to forgo his senior year of running track and focus on getting bigger and stronger for the next level, which for Marshall, appears to be playing Division I football.
"I'm at 165 pounds now, so I want to get to about 175-180 pounds by the time I get to college," says Marshall.
With offers from all three of the service academies (Army, Air Force & Navy) along with Georgia State, the swift running back/wide receivers is now looking to schedule his official visits.
"I haven't set up my visits yet, but looking to do so this month," says Marshall, who shared that the Black Knights are showing him the most attention.
"Army is recruiting me the hardest. I spoke to Coach Holmes (Clarence) a couple of days ago. He came down for a school visit and he gave me a call a few days later. It was a good visit and telling me all about the football program, along with the commitment after I graduation."
Although Marshall's primary role for Hillgrove was wide receiver, he knows that Army would have different plans for him offensively and that works well for the speedy prospect.
"He (Holmes) talked to me about what position they want me to play, which is the "A" back ... slot back position," says Marshall, who says that he has been told that he runs like Dexter McCluster. "I played that (slotback) in middle school so it's cool, although I played receiver in high school."
When asked if there was a leader when it comes to his recruiting, Marshall shared that he had a number 1 & 2.
"Air Force is probably my second favored after Army," declares Marshall, who indicated that he will probably make my decision right before signing day. "West Point is the best school in the nation and rated number one and from an education stand point, I like that Army better than the other two (Navy & Air Force)."
Marshall shared with GoBlackKnights.com that he has been following Army's recruiting through Rivals.com and more specifically, GBK. "A couple of recruits that have committed to Army like Cedrik Bell have added me on Facebook and trying to get me to commit and come there," he adds. "We've exchange instant messages on Facebook a couple of times."
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