LaCrosse, Kan., three-star athlete Marshall Musil spent the past few weeks touring all over the Midlands Region, going from camp-to-camp, but he said when it came time to make a decision only one school felt right.
That school was Oklahoma – the school he committed to moments ago.
"I just called Kevin Wilson at Oklahoma and committed," Musil told Rivals.com exclusively. "Oklahoma was where my family and I decided I fit the best. It was also where I am most comfortable at."
Article Continues Below
Family is definitely key and played a big factor in Musil's decision to pick the Sooners over offers from Colorado State, Kansas, Kansas State, Louisville, Missouri, TCU, Tulsa and others.
Musil's decision to pick Oklahoma was as much his mother and sister's decision as it was his. His father, a long time football coach at LaCrosse, Colby and Osborne, recently passed away and his mom and sister became priority No. 1 in his list.
So when Musil, who is 6-foot-2 and 220 pounds, attended OU's camp in early June, both his mother and sister were there to check it out. He said all three agreed Norman was the right place for him.
"The coaches and my family all had the same feeling," Musil said. "They all agreed Oklahoma was the right place for me. I fit in there in so many different ways. I loved how the coaches made me feel and how comfortable everything was. It just seemed to click on so many different levels. I know I can go down to Oklahoma, not be too far from my family, but also join a new family."
Musil was recruited to play tight end by Oklahoma, but he could also play a role as an H-back, fullback or even linebacker on defense. After he spent time in Norman for camp, Musil went to TCU's camp and then stopped back through OU's campus again when he got his official scholarship offer from Bob Stoops.
"He mentioned to me that they could possibly have three guys leave early at tight end, and then he said that would be my class that would have to step in there and help the team," Musil said.
"He also said he liked my type of frame and my skill for special teams. He was saying that he doesn't like to redshirt people, he never knows until the season begins basically who will redshirt. I like that, I want to play."
As a junior, Musil was a Central Prairie League unanimous pick at running back and defensive end. He was also selected to the Hays Daily News all-area second-team in 2007.