On The Trail

Top RB Marshall narrows list; only 1 in-state school

Posted April 8, 2011

Millbrook running back Keith Marshall was recently named the top running back prospect in the Class of 2012 by Scout.com, and now Marshall has begun narrowing his list.

Marshall told HighSchoolOT.com in a text message that his list is down to 12.

Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Michigan, North Carolina, Notre Dame, South Carolina, Stanford and USC are all on Marshall's list in no particular order.

The Tar Heels are the only in state team to make Marshall's first cut after Duke, East Carolina, NC State and Wake Forest all offered the rising senior.

Marshall had about 30 offers on the table.

At 5-foot-11 and 190 pounds, Marshall is very fast, running a 4.32 second 40-yard dash. Last season, Marshall recorded 1,166 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns in ten games. He also had 238 receiving yards and two touchdowns.

Millbrook ended the 2010 season with a 7-5 overall record and a 2-4 mark in the Cap 8 Conference. The Wildcats lost to Wake Forest-Rolesville, the eventual state runner-up, in the first round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association's 4-AA state playoffs.

Marshall will continue making visits over the spring and summer before making a commitment in the coming months. He is expected to graduate from Millbrook in December and enroll in college next spring.


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  • durhamfbfan Apr 10, 2011

    ...of and as for the young man, all the best in sorting through all of the info you and your family are acquiring on the different schools and good luck in making a decision that is best for you and your family.

  • durhamfbfan Apr 10, 2011

    Seriously - you would think that the over-the-top comments would stay on WRALSportsfan and not trickle into HSOT where we are talking about preps still. My maybe not so humble opinion, take the smack talk back to the jungle of the various college message boards or WRALSportsfan...

  • gwnunn Apr 8, 2011

    Maybe his family would love to go to Alabama every weekend or every other weekend to watch him play. Could get expensive.

  • gtr Apr 8, 2011

    Wow, a lot of sour grapes on this thread. Why am I not surprised?

  • just brian Apr 8, 2011

    Come on down to Tallahassee!

  • alandwanda Apr 8, 2011

    Kids love the free bling.

  • packbackrb Apr 8, 2011

    Why would any recruit want to play for UNCheat???? OH wait - the pay is pretty good and you get tutors to do your school work for you......

  • Deacons Apr 8, 2011

    He should go to Alabama, Auburn is going to end up on probation because of Cam Newton and look at the running game the Tide has now. Those guys will be gone when he enters college.

  • ncguy Apr 8, 2011

    I guess besides the SEC, Carolina is the only team that would pay up for his commitment.