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Marshall talks offers, visits

Hialeah (Fla.) Dade Christian quarterback Bilal Marshall had a productive junior season. The 6-foot-3, 175-pound dual-threat signal-caller threw for 1,358 yards, 15 touchdowns, and just four picks while he rushed for an additional 971 yards and seven touchdowns. That offensive output has led to numerous early offers.
"I have offers from Wake Forest, Baylor, FIU, Kansas, Rutgers, Duke, Boston College, and Memphis," Marshall said. "Right now no schools really stand out. I am just taking it nice and easy. I am trying to take my time. I have a whole year left before I have to make my decision."
So far, Marshall has travelled to see a pair of the schools that have extended an offer.
"The only schools I have visited is Wake Forest for a camp and Florida International for a camp also," Marshall said.
He talked about his time on campus at Wake Forest.
"Wake Forest is a beautiful place - the campus, the city - it is real nice up there," Marshall said. "The people up there are very respectable and it is a nice environment. The coaches were great. They just seem like they are easy to get along with."
As for Florida International, that is the hometown program for Marshall.
"FIU is basically the school I grew up around," Marshall said. "I really like their coaches. It is easy to get along with them. I also like it because it is an environment that I am used to being in."
In addition to his offers, Clemson and Miami are a pair of schools showing interest in the South Florida quarterback. He recently made his way on campus for a Miami Junior Day.
"I was able to meet all of the coaches," Marshall said. "I think he (Al Golden) is going to transform the program back into a winning team. I think he is a great coach. We will see what he can do with that program.
At this time, Marshall has no upcoming trips planned. He intends to sit down after spring ball and map out a few visits for the summer months. When it comes time to decide, he knows what he wants in his future home.
"Definitely academics and what I want to study," Marshall said. "After that it will be a good football program where I can get along with the coaches and I like the environment."
Academically, Marshall doesn't know what he will major in at this point.
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