Israel Marshall said getting an offer from Arizona is "big time" but that Boise State stands out the most to him even though it's still early with the Wildcats and so he's seriously looking at both programs and others, too.
"Their colors got me," Marshall said of Boise State. "Their colors already caught my attention and getting an offer from them is like a dream. I think that's my biggest offer and that's where my eye is at right now.
"You can't go wrong. I'd say right now communication-wise with Boise, the coaches, just because they're showing me they care, I haven't had enough time to get to know the coaches at U of A, once I do things will fall in place, but Boise State has taken a lot of interest in me so far."
Marshall, a 6-foot-2, 200-pound safety from Phoenix (Ariz.) Mountain Pointe, said Arizona assistant coach Tim Kish has been in touch and that things are also looking good for the Wildcats, it's just that his recruitment with that Pac-10 team is still in the preliminary stages.
Once Marshall gets to know more about Arizona's program and the coaching staff, the Wildcats could make a move up the charts. Marshall, who finished with 53 tackles and a sack last season, has also now reportedly been offered by Arizona State. Northern Arizona is also on his offer list.
"I talked to coach Kish and he didn't really know much information about me before he came and visited the school," Marshall said.
"He didn't know much about me but he was saying if he knew about me then he would have already been talking to me and getting through the process of recruiting me. Once he found out about me and watched my film he said he really liked me and was really excited to give me the offer and look forward to the future.
"I'm still letting everything soak in right now and I'm trying to be patient with it, not rush and I'm not saying make a bad decision but I want to take my time and figure it out from there."