"He just really, really, really feel in love with the staff," Nicole Bozeman, Zeke's mother, said. "I think that was one of the major reasons why Ezekiel felt like Akron was a very good fit for him."
Over the past few years, Marshall, a 2009 prospect, took a handful of visits to Akron's campus and he got a great feel for the entire program.
"There are two very important decisions that you make in your life, where you just know that it's the right fit for you in your heart and that's when you choose your college and you choose your mate," Bozeman said.
"It just felt like it was perfect. It's a good fit for him. He loves the campus. He fits in as a person and his personality. There wasn't anything that we questioned or were concerned about. There were no issues. Ezekiel just felt very comfortable being there."
Marshall, a standout at McKeesport (Pa.) High, is a big pick up for Akron. With his size, he's already a talented shot blocker and his offensive game continues to improve.