South Houston (Texas) defensive back Kenneth Marshall has been a known prospect for quite some time as he has been a star on varsity for the Trojans since his freshman year. The 6-foot, 191-pound junior is finally going through the recruiting process.
The Rivals250 to Watch list prospect has held offers from Houston, Oklahoma State and Texas A&M for quite some time. On Saturday afternoon, during an unofficial campus visit, Marshall decided he was ready to make his college decision.
"I committed to Oklahoma State yesterday," Marshall said on Sunday afternoon. "I had gone up there for their spring game and decided to go ahead and let them know I wanted to commit."
Marshall was able to speak with several member of the Cowboy coaching staff to let them know of his decision.
"I talked to the head coach, coach (Mike) Gundy, and told him I wanted to commit," he said. "He was just happy. They were getting ready for the spring game and he told me he was going to call me today. I'm waiting for him to call so I can talk to him more.
"Coach (Joe) DeForest is recruiting me for them. He was excited too when I committed. I was kind of with him most of the time yesterday. He's my recruiter but he's also the DB coach there so he'll be my coach when I get there so he was really excited."
Though Marshall had considered the thought of committing on the drive to Stillwater, it was once he arrived that he finally decided to do so.
"I kind of had it in my head a little bit," he said of a possible commitment. "I wasn't for sure that I was going to do it that day though. Once I talked to them and got a chance to see how they run things I knew I was going to.
"I liked the opportunity I had there. They told me I had a very good chance of coming in and starting as a freshman. They're going to have both safety spots wide open. I felt like that was a good opportunity to fight for a starting job instead of fighting for a second string spot because a starter already has everything locked up before I get there."
Despite still receiving interest from other schools, Marshall says the recruiting process is over.
"I'm done with everything," he said. "I'm going to Oklahoma State."