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Marshall garners first college offer

Posted: February 26, 2014 - 1:06am

I have been keeping you updated on the recruiting news for Rashad Roundtree (Lakeside) and Zach Giella (Augusta Christian).

Well, we have another Columbia County product who will likely be fielding scholarship offers: Evans standout Matlin Marshall.

Marshall received his first football scholarship offer last week. It was from Georgia State University and is the first of what should be several the fleet-footed athlete will get.

The 5-11, 175- pound rising senior handles QB duties for Evans, but is being recruited by most schools as a cornerback. The list of schools showing interest in Marshall is quite impressive. He is currently getting attention from Auburn, Tennessee, Missouri, and Georgia Tech.

Marshall has great blood lines. His father, Marvin, played three seasons in the NFL with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and his uncle, Arthur, played for the Denver Broncos and the New York Giants after a solid career at the University of Georgia.

His uncle and father both played WR and that is not out of the question for Matlin.

He could play the slot, depending on where he goes, but most of the bigger programs like him at corner.

Keep in mind, another area standout who was recruited late by Auburn and was a converted cornerback, became a Top 10 overall pick in the NFL Draft in 2005. I am talking about Carlos Rogers.

Rogers was a standout running back at Butler High, rushing for over 1,300 yards and 11 TDs as a senior.

He went to Auburn, put on about 15 pounds of muscle and started 44 games for the Tigers, before being drafted ninth overall by Washington in 2005.

Marshall has a long way to go to become Carlos Rogers, but the similarities are there.

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