Former Georgia Bulldog has new option

Gus Malzahn has a plan and a vision to build Arkansas State into the Boise State of the South. To do that you have to recruit elite athletes and that's exactly what Malzahn and his coaching staff are doing. Go "Inside" to see what former Georgia Bulldog Nick Marshall had to say about his offer from Arkansas State.

One former SEC four star athlete is hoping for a chance to get back to the D1 level after completing a season at the Junior College level this fall.

Former Georgia Bulldog Nick Marshall, a four star athlete coming out of Wilcox County HS in Rochelle Georgia, is now playing quarterback at Garden City Community College.

Marshall played corner at Georgia, but recently got an offer that may allow him to play quarterback or several other positions.

"Arkansas State is my only offer right now," Marshall told AStateNation.com. "It's a big offer to me, especially since Gus Malzahn is the Head Coach there."

Coming out of high school Marshall had offers from Georgia, Georgia Tech, Tennessee, Alabama, Florida State and Clemson to name a few.

"When I spoke to Coach Malzahn he told me that he would love to see play quarterback for him or I could play several different positions. He told me that he could show me the ropes, he coached Cam Newton so that excites me."

Marshall has grown a little since high school. According to Marshall, he is now 6-foot-2, 208-pounds and recently ran a 4.45 forty.

Marshall plans on graduating from Garden City in December is not sure how many years he will have to play at the next level, but believes he may have three years of eligibility.

He graduated in 2011 and played this past fall at Georgia before leaving Athens in January.

"I plan on taking a visit to Arkansas State sometime this fall for sure," Marshall said. "Knowing I have an offer to get back to D1 is a blessing, more may come, but Arkansas State definitely has my attention. They are recruiting me very hard right now."

Fox Sports Next Recruiting Expert Chad Simmons had this to say about Marshall coming out of high school.

"Marshall is one of the most versatile athletes in the entire country," Simmons noted. "His size is a big weapon on the edge, he could play QB or safety as well."