The top quarterback in the state of Georgia is Nick Marshall. He has the potential to be a national…
Did Georgia offer move football up?
"Coach [Mike] Bobo stopped by the school to check on me and then offered me later on that night," said Nick Marshall. "I was very surprised when he offered me because I wasn't expecting it." "Georgia had been sending me some letters, I camped there last summer, and all that, but I did not think they liked me that much." The offer came just days after Marshall led Wilcox County to the A State Championship in Georgia. Coach Bobo saw that game and he saw enough to extend the offer. "I think that game did it. I don't know if he planned to offer me before that or not, but I know I helped myself in that game. Coach Bobo has told me that I remind him a lot of Charlie Ward. That is why Georgia offered me." The offer from the Dawgs now give the two-sport star something to think about. The 6-foot-2, 186 pound junior out also has offers from Arkansas, Florida State, and Georgia to play basketball on the next level. "Georgia is my first offer in football and they are the only ones to offer me so far, so I have to really think about that," stated the star athlete out of the small town of Rochelle. "I would have to say football and basketball are about even now. I have always liked basketball, but football is something I am really thinking about now too." Marshall has been compared to FSU great Charlie Ward. Marshall favors Alabama, FSU, and Georgia in football and he said his top three in basketball are FSU, Kentucky, and Tennessee. He plans to take his time and figure out just which sport is best for him. "I really do not know what I am going to do right now. I know Charlie Ward played both sports at Florida State, but I think I want to just concentrate on one of them. I am leaning towards either right now and I just want to see who offers in each sport, keep playing both in high school, and make a decision on this later on." A number of top programs in both sports are showing a lot of interest in one of the top athletes in the Peach State and he is in no rush to make any type of decision. "I am just going to weigh all of my options and then decided what sport is best for me and then what school I want to go to. I really do not know when I will decide on any of that, but it will not be soon." After throwing for 2,956 yards and 30 touchdowns as a junior on the football field, he is now averaging 28 points per game in basketball. He can do it all and do it all well. Marshall has natural athleticism with a very high ceiling in each sport, so his decision in the future will not be an easy one. Chad Simmons is the Recruiting Manager for the South Region and he can be reached at ChadSimmons@Scout.com.
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