It’s that Time for Keith Marshall
Keith Marshall
National Recruiting Analyst
Posted Dec 5, 2011
Chad Simmons

Keith Marshall has done all he could do as a top recruit. He has taken his official visits, he has built strong relationships, he has taken care of his academics, and he is now ready to announce his decision.

It is down to four schools. Clemson, Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina are still in contention for the number one running back on

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Keith Marshall is set to announce his decision at a 2:45pm EST press conference (Watch Live) at his high school on Tuesday December 6, so will he be a Tiger, Gator, Bulldog, or Gamecock? Each school has something that the 5-foot-11, 193 pound running back likes.

Clemson: “The coaches have showed me how things will look after Andre Ellington leaves. They are looking for that next every down back and they think I could be that guy. They have showed me all of their young receivers, how they will open up running lanes for me, and just how they can be a good team in the years to come. All the people around Clemson seem like normal guys and I liked that a lot.”

Florida: “Coach Weis and his NFL experience is very appealing to me and he knows what it takes to get to the NFL. I know Florida has another running back Matt Jones) committed, but that will not affect my decision at all. I am a different type of back than him, so we would feed off each other and have our own roles.”

Georgia: “Most of the time, the head coaches try to sell their program when you talk to them, but not Coach Mark Richt. We have a different type of relationship and our conversations are more casual. I like him as a person, I like his honesty, and he has always been a big reason why I have liked Georgia.”

South Carolina: “I really like Coach Graham. He is one of the main reasons I am looking at South Carolina. We have talked at least every week or two since they offered me during my junior year. I like the way he teaches, I like his personality, and he really reminds me of my dad. He knows how to be serious, but he knows how to have fun too. I could see myself playing for him.”

It is that time for the number five overall prospect in America. The time so many dream about while growing up. Marshall is set to graduate from Millbrook High School in a couple of weeks and he is ready for the next chapter in his life. When asked if he was anxious, nervous, or excited about making this big decision, he said, “I’m just ready to go to college and get ready to play next year.”

FOX Sports/Scout will be in attendance Tuesday, so stay tuned for the latest as one of the top student-athletes in the country gets set to let the world know where he will be attending college next year.

Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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