I don’t get caught up too much in recruiting..especially this early. It is nice that Georgia has so many commitments this early, and the 2013 class is going to have to be huge. I do like National Signing Day. I did a retrospective series looking at recruiting in the Richt era last year around NSD. But this early, living and dying on what a recruit says on Twitter or what not just doesn’t interest me. Following the whims of a 17 or 18 year old is not a productive use of my time.
I knew Keith Marshall was a good get for the Dawgs. When Marshall arrived on campus, much was made of him beating Malcom Mitchell in a foot race. You can see that Marshall is very fast.
I knew Marshall was fast, but I thought he was more a Thomas Brown size. Here is Marshall’s profile on Scout. He is listed here at 5’11 and 190 lbs. I was under the false impression that Marshall was more in the 170 lb range.
5’11″ and 190 lbs. is not all that big…but it isn’t that small either. Considering he has been on campus since January and will have 9 months working out in a college program, he might be pushing 200 lbs. come September 1st. There is room to grow there.
Here are Marshall’s highlights from his senior season:
I am always a bit cautious when looking at a player’s highlight reel. I mean, all of these elite players dominate their high school competition. But you can tell that Marshall is an explosive player with great speed once he hits his second gear.
Perhaps the drop off from Crowell to Marshall won’t be as bad as I had orinigally feared earlier in the week.
There is a big difference between a true freshman and a true sophomore, though. But if Marshall can get some weight on him, maybe the running game won’t suffer too much.