Marshall Commits To The Tigers

Big defensive lineman David Marshall chose the Auburn Tigers over Alabama and Florida State while visiting on Saturday.

Auburn, Ala.--Already with Auburn as his strong leader before taking a visit to the Plains this weekend, big defensive lineman David Marshall said that a commitment was a possibility for him following the trip. That became a reality on Saturday as Marshall chose the Tigers over several other schools after getting a chance to tour the facilities and meet with the coaches.

"I just committed a few minutes ago," Marshall said. "I told Coach (Gus) Malzahn, Coach (Rodney) Garner and Coach (Will) Muschamp. I have a great relationship with the coaches. It just feels like home and I love it. It's a great place to come play football. The atmosphere, the fans, I just want to be a part of the family."

A physical defensive lineman at 6-4, 253, Marshall is looking for an opportunity to play early on the next level and that’s something available with the Tigers. He said that was important to him, but his decision came down more to his comfort level and relationship with the coaching staff.

"I'm loving it," Marshall said. "I love the coaches. It just feels like home to me. It feels great to make the decision."

While Rodney Garner is a coach he was already very familiar with, the weekend was a big one for Marshall because it gave him an opportunity to learn more about Auburn’s new defensive coordinator Will Muschamp. With his grandmother the former babysitter for Muschamp’s wife back in Thomaston, Ga., Marshall said that connection makes Auburn even more of a fit for him because of the family feel.

"Coach Muschamp was just shocked when I told him," Marshall said of his decision. "He called his wife and told her I was down here. Then he called her and told her I that I committed here. I'm going to love to play for him and I want him to coach me great."

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