Marshall settling in for the long haul

It looked as if Southfield, Mich., defensive end Lawrence Marshall's recruitment would end early when he committed to Ohio State last month. A few days later, however, Marshall rescinded that commitment and now looks forward to a long recruitment.
"I just made my decision too early," Marshall said. "I have a whole year left and I want to check more schools out. I am going to take official visits and decide after my senior season."
Ohio State still remains a strong contender in Marshall's recruitment, and the decommitment does not appear to have affected his status with the Buckeyes.

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"They were understanding and they knew I made my decision too early," Marshall said.
Marshall has plenty of options on the table, having breezed passed a dozen total offers recently. His latest offer came from the SEC.
"I don't really know anything about Ole Miss, but that came through last week," Marshall said. "I called the coach and he just offered me."
A visit to Ole Miss could happen sometime this summer. In fact, Marshall may not start up campus visits again until the summer.
"The last place I have been was Michigan," he said. "I don't have any other [visits] coming up as of right now. Ohio State, Michigan and Michigan State told me to come out there for a spring practice. I am probably going to do a lot more camps."
USC is another school Marshall is considering for a summer visit. The Trojans have not yet offered, but he is hearing from them and also mentioned receiving new interest from Alabama.