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Marshall earning more attention

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The first offer has put Mesquite, Texas defensive end D.J. Marshall on the map and now more schools are heading to the school for a closer look.
Marshall, who received his first offer from Minnesota, has added a verbal offer from Central Florida. The 6-foot-4, 230-pounder has also noticed schools such as Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, and Wisconsin stop by the school for practice.
"I've been keeping in contact with a lot of schools," Marshall said. "Once I send in my tape, I should be getting an offer. A lot of schools want me to come up for a visit. Oklahoma State wants me to come their camp that they're having in DeSoto.
"I've been talking to LSU and they're trying to get me to their camp so I can see the campus and all of that."
Marshall was at Lancaster High School as a junior where he put together a season that included 70 tackles, seven sacks, and three fumble recoveries. Now at Mesquite, he's one of several top prospects along with quarterback Kelly Page and Adrian Richards.
Despite all the early recruiting attention, Marshall says there isn't one school set in stone as a favorite. However, the first school to offer has a slight edge.
"I'd say Minnesota is a notch above everybody because they were the first to offer me," Marshall said. "I'm not going to make any definite decisions until I go on some visits."
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