Kharyee Marshall: "You Can't Teach Speed"

Washington HS DE Kharyee Marshall (Phoenix, AZ) committed to Boise State back in August. He completed his senior season and is now looking forward to beginning his career on The Blue. He spoke to about his excellent HS career and his future as a Bronco.

Washington HS DE Kharyee Marshall (Phoenix, AZ) committed to Boise State back in August and he's excited about his future as a Bronco. "It's the place to be right now," he said. "It's a good environment, a good education, and a good program."

Marshall (6'3, 192, 4.62) was recruited by Coach (Scott) Huff. "Coach Huff recruited me," he said. "He's a real great guy and laid back. Just a great person," he added.

Kharyee took his official visit to Boise State in October as he watched the Broncos defeat Hawaii. "It was pretty cool," he said. "Got to meet a lot of people. It's a great campus. Was able to have breakfast and lunch with Coach Pete." What stood out most on the visit? "The trees and mountains is what I liked about Boise," he said. "It's a real nice city."

The atmosphere at Bronco Stadium made a strong impression on Marshall. "The fans were going bananas," he said. "They sellout every home game. It's a great atmosphere and it gets really loud," he added.

The outstanding DE prospect got to see the Bronco defense up close and personal. "The defense was really good this year," he said. "I wish I was out there playing with them. I'm looking forward to suiting up."

The 2008 Broncos proved the doubters wrong. "It was a good season," he said. "Everyone came together and proved a lot of people wrong. I also like to prove people wrong."

What does Marshall bring to the Bronco defense? "I bring quickness," he said. "You can't teach speed."

Kharyee, Justin Jungblut, and Ebo Makinde are all planning on arriving on June 1st. "They are all cool guys," he said. "It's going to be good because we all know each other. Just get there and go to work. Get bigger, stronger, and faster." Marshall added.

Marshall will be having his first in-home visit soon. "I haven't had an in-home visit yet," he said. "I think it'll be next week or the week before Signing Day. I expect that it'll be Coach Huff," he added.

The standout DE keeps in contact with the Bronco coaches. "I try to talk to them once a week," he said. "Sometimes email when I'm busy. I mostly talk to Coach Huff."

Stay busy. That's Marshall's goal for the off-season. "Basketball is keeping me in shape and I'm also working out," he said. "My PE coach is going to give me a workout plan starting Monday and I'll use that until June 1st. I'm also running track and that will help with stamina and speed."

Marshall finished his HS career with yet another great season. "I had 4 sacks, 60 tackles, and 1 INT this season," he said. "In my career, I had 32 sacks, 300 tackles, 3 INTs, 1 fumble recovery for a TD, 1 blocked punt and 1 blocked FG."

Academics are very important to Marshall. "My GPA is a 3.6," he said. "I really hit the books."

The Boise State coaches have been using their recruiting connections to the fullest these past couple years. Creating "recruiting pipelines" is the foundation of an excellent program. The most amazing concept is the fact that many of the 2009 commits already have a teammate or someone they know currently on the roster. This gives more evidence of the "family atmosphere" that Boise State is trying to create. will continue to have updates on Kharyee Marshall.

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