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Height: 5-11   Weight: 190   Hometown: Raleigh, NC (Millbrook HS)   Class: 2012
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College recruiters have seen enough, as evidenced by his dozens of scholarship offers. Some schools are finally beginning to separate themselves from the pack, namely Notre Dame, Georgia and Florida, which have secured Marshall's first three visit dates.

The trip to Notre Dame on Oct. 21 could prove to be a turning point if the Marshall family becomes as enamored with the football program as they already are with its academic reputation.

"They're great academically," Marshall said. "We haven't gotten a chance to get up there but we've been wanting to visit."

While Notre Dame might pull at Marshall's intellect, Georgia, where he'll visit Sept. 9, pulls at his heartstrings.

"I've liked Georgia since I was a little kid," Marshall said. "Since I started getting recruited by them, I like Coach [Mark] Richt a lot and the rest of the staff. I like the town. I have family real close to Atlanta."

Florida has more of a football pull -- if the Gators' offense can deliver on what they've promised.

"[Offensive coordinator Charlie] Weis and Coach [Will] Muschamp, they're bringing in a pro-style offense," said Marshall, who added he's quite fond of Gainesville. "I'm anxious to see them this year. They told me to watch how they use [running backs] Chris Rainey and Jeff Demps and they can use me that same way."

Marshall intends to do plenty more traveling. He said he'll choose between Florida State, Alabama, Virginia Tech and Southern California for his fourth and fifth official visit. He said he'll also take unofficial visits to nearby South Carolina and North Carolina.

North Carolina is just a 20-minute drive from Marshall's home but proximity might not overcome the Tar Heels' coaching change and NCAA investigation.

"I know eventually they'll get through it but I want to see … how it all works out," Marshall said.

He has made unofficial visits to Duke, NC State, North Carolina, and Clemson. He has committed to play in the Under-Armour All-America Game in Florida. #1 rated player and 5 star recruit based on the 2012 AthleteVault NC/SC Rankings.

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