Fort Walton Beach (Fla.) Choctawhatchee defensive end Craig Marshall is ready to catch his first game of the year tonight between Miami and Florida State. Marshall does not have an offer from either, but does have an impressive list of teams after his services.
"I am real excited about watching this game," Marshall said. "It's one of the best rivalries in the nation and it should be a real close game. It seems like it could go either way. Neither team has offered, but I'm hearing a lot from both of them. Central Florida is the only school that has called me so far, but I know that some others are going to call."
The 6-foot-4, 206-pound Marshall attended the NIKE camp at Tallahassee where he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.7 2seoncs, ran the shuttle in 4.53 seconds and posted a 32-inch vertical jump.
"Right now Alabama, Florida State, Florida, Miami and Central Florida are my top five," Marshall said. "I am pretty much an in-state guy with the exception of Alabama. I am real familiar with that program, I have some teammates there, I have been to some games there and I really like the coaches."
Last year Marshall racked up 62 tackles and eight sacks as a defensive end, but this year he made the move to middle linebacker.
"It's started off kind of slow, having to learn a new position," Marshall said. "I am starting to get the hang of it and pick it up a little bit though. I am going to take my official visits before I make any kind of commitment or anything like that though."
Marshall is ranked as a three-star prospect and the No. 30 weakside defensive end in America by Rivals.com.