Camden (N.J.) High wideout Matt Marshall (6-2, 210, 4.42), who is also a big-time track star, is a late addition to the 2008 University of Arkansas football class per a source close to the program.
It appeared Marshall was headed to Iowa, where he originally faxed a letter of intent, but it was after the national signing date and thus was not binding.
Marshall, who visited Arkansas during the middle of April and will sign a non-binding financial letter-of-intent with the Razorbacks, caught 20 passes for nearly 350 yards and 6 touchdowns and also played linebacker while making 44 tackles and picking off a quartet of passes.
"Good hands, good feet, good head. Good everything," Camden coach Tom Hanson told the Philadelphia Inquirer. "He's the real deal."
Marshall, who tranferred from Woodrow Wilson High after his sophomore season, was also offered a track scholarship by North Carolina in addition to football scholarships from Iowa, Arkansas, South Carolina and Maryland.
Arkansas added 26 newcomers in February, but reports indicate three of those signees are not likely to make it to campus because of academic ineligibilty.
He was the New Jersey indoor state champ in the 55 meter hurdles and the outdoor 110 state champ and also competed in the Penn Relays on relay teams.
Marshall would likely have had more interest, but it didn't appear he was going to qualify. However, he upped his SAT score with some classes and now is good to go.
He will arrive in Arkansas right after July 4 to go through offseason workouts out with his new teammates.
"This kid has worked so hard," said Hanson said. "We had such a rough season and I think a lot of people expected him to be a bigger part of our success.
"But he kept his composure, kept his class through a difficult season," Hanson added. "It was frustrating for all of us, but he's a great role model for kids coming through Camden."
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