Broncos Back In The Hunt

Mountain Pointe HS ATH Israel Marshall (Phoenix, AZ) had Boise State on top at one point and his offer was pulled once the Broncos got another commit at his position. That offer is now back on the table and Boise State has jumped right back in the mix. Where does Boise State stand now? He spoke to BroncoCountry.com about his interest in Boise State and his recruitment thus far.

Mountain Pointe HS ATH Israel Marshall (Phoenix, AZ) had Boise State on top at one point and his offer was pulled once the Broncos got another commit at his position. That offer is now back on the table and Boise State has jumped right back in the mix. Where does Boise State stand now? "Basically, they had to pull my offer when they got that other commit," he said. "I never thought any less of them. They were straight with me and told me it could happen. They are honest people and that's what I really like," he added.

Marshall currently has Arizona State on top. He took an unofficial visit to ASU not too long ago and enjoyed his time on campus. "I have Arizona State on top right now. They're right in my backyard," he stated. "What really got my attention was how they weren't just trying to get me to come to the school. They really wanted to meet me and my grandma. They wanted to make me feel comfortable."

Israel admits that he still considers Boise State his "dream school." He plans on speaking with Head Coach Chris Petersen on Tuesday night. "I'm supposed to give Coach Petersen a call on Tuesday and he's going to explain why they re-offered me," Marshall said. "I know that one of my official visits will be to Boise State. I'm just going to keep my options open right now."

Boise State first offered Marshall as an OLB. Now an offer as a MLB is also on the table. "They're now recruiting me as an OLB and MLB," he said. "I really like how good they are on defense. Their LBs are really athletic and just everywhere on the field."

Marshall (6'2, 200, 4.5) and his teammates at Mountain Pointe open the 2010 season on August 27th. They finished 12-1 in 2009 and their goal this year is to simply win a state championship. "We've been working hard all summer. We started a four hour camp today," he said. "I just want to get better as a leader. I want people to remember me as a good player and a good leader," he added.

In 2009, Marshall racked up 60 tackles, 1 sack, and 1 fumble recovery.

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Israel Marshall.

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