Two-star defensive end Fermin Silva of Miami (Fla.) Miami Central named Marshall and Cincinnati as two schools standing out to him, but is holding out for other schools to potentially enter the mix before reaching a final decision.
"It's not really a race between those schools," the 6-foot-2, 211-pound Silva said. "I just like them and I've got other schools I think might offer me during the season."
Silva named Georgia, Miami, Florida State and Louisville as schools he expects to hear from during the season.
He feels Georgia is closest to offering.
"Coach Pruitt knows me from Florida State camp," he said. "The coaches (at Georgia) love me and we talked one-on-one. He said he'd call me."
Louisville is another school he's heard to keep a look out for.
"I think they'll be offering me from what I'm hearing," he said.
As for the schools that have offered, Marshall appears to be a favorite thanks to its Miami Central pipeline.
"They're an upcoming program," Silva said. "Rakeem Cato, Tommy Shuler and Donaldven Manning all came from Central and they're doing some big things up there. The future is bright, they won a bowl game last year and Cato could be in the running for Heisman. They've got the right coaches and they're getting a lot of Miami kids so they're going to be good the next couple of years."
Cincinnati is another favorite.
"It's a great program," he said. "They take pride in their school, they have a good defense and I like the coaches."
Last season Silva finished with 16 sacks, 2 forced fumbles and 51 tackles as a defensive end but is being recruited exclusively as a linebacker in college.
Adam Krohn is a Southeast Region football recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.