Kenneth Marshall, a 6-foot-1, 190-pound Scout.com four-star safety from South Houston High in Texas was sad to hear that he was not going to get to play for Mike Sherman at Texas A&M, because he felt a close personal connection with him.
“We developed a good relationship,” Marshall said. “We talked on a weekly basis. He was always asking me how every thing was going. We talked like we knew each other for a long time. He felt like family to me.”
The name that keeps popping up early in the coaching hot news department in regards to the A&M job is Houston head coach Kevin Sumlin. Who has his undefeated Cougars on the precipice of playing in a BCS bowl game.
Marshall was being recruited by Sumlin and the UH, but did not consider them heavily because of proximity.
“They were recruiting me pretty heavy,” Marshall informed right before he started to explain that he did not have much of an opportunity to build any strong relationships with the staff.
“I really have any feeling towards them, I mean just be honest I wanted to get out of Houston and that was one of the main reason I did not get to (know) or one of the main reasons I couldn't choose U-of-H, because I was trying to get out of Houston.”
But unless something really drastic happens Marshall says that Aggie fans have no reason to worry about his commitment status. He is all A&M.
“I'm down,” Marshall said firmly. “I am an Aggie now.”
“I made my commitment and I am going to stay with it. I am going to stick with it. Whatever happens, happens.”
He is also excited about the move to the SEC. He is ready to show them what Texas football is all about. He has heard the naysayers talk, but he think that his signing class is going to be the spark that ignites the flame.
“I am ready for all that,” Marshall said of the SEC competition. “I listen to people say all the time that we are going to have a hard time or we are going to struggle, but I feel like they are wrong! We got a good group of guys coming and it is going to be like a super-team, even if we are just freshmen.”