Well, this is different.
With just a few weeks left in his season, Garden City Community College quarterback Nick Marshall holds just three BSC-level scholarship offers. The situation is a far cry from the one he found himself in as a four-star high school prospect, but the former Georgia Bulldog's outlook is changing.
Since Marshall was dismissed from UGA for an unspecified "violation of team rules" in February, things on the recruiting front have been slower than the world to which he once grew accustom. Letters are fewer, calls from coaches are less frequent and his options are limited. Auburn recently reached out, but there's no offer to show for those conversations yet.
"Auburn came out to see me on Monday," Marshall said. "I didn't talk with them long or anything because they can't, I don't think.
"I think they might offer because they don't have many quarterbacks."
But the waiting game can only be played for so long before it becomes counterproductive. Marshall knows this. So now he's moved on to the business of scheduling official visits. If the Tigers decide to offer, great. If not, he'll proceed without them.
"I have an official visit to Kansas State, but we don't have the certain dates yet," Marshall said.
Ideally, he'd take his official visit to K-State on Dec. 1, the same date that Garden City teammate Riyahd Jones is scheduled to tour Manhattan, Kan. Marshall plans to make the final call in the coming days.
"I know Kansas State likes me a lot. And the system they run, the coaches said it fits me well," he said. "I think so, too. I'm going to wait and see what else happens on my visit."
Marshall says he's also working on finding time to make it to Indiana, the latest school to offer him a scholarship.
"I've already been to Texas Tech and seen what I need to see there," he said. "I liked it. I like the coaches. They throw the ball a lot in that spread offense."
Marshall says he intends to make a verbal commitment following the conclusion of his season.
"I just want to go to a place that lets me play as soon as I get there," he said. "I want to be at a place that is going to treat me well."
Kansas State, Auburn, Texas Tech and Indiana are all recruiting Marshall as a quarterback and have not discussed the possibility of a position change.
This season, Marshall has thrown for 2,168 yards and 16 touchdowns while gaining 714 on the ground and running for 13 scores. He ranks among the national junior college leaders in passing yards per game and total rushing touchdowns.