Marshall awaits ACT

Osceola RB Korliss Marshall awaits ACT scores to continue recruiting process.

Osceloa, Ark. running back Korliss Marshall has received interest from top-10 schools like Alabama, Oklahoma, Oregon and Arkansas.

The 6-foot, 185-pound prospect may be an ACT score away from receiving offers from some of the nation's top football programs, as well.

Marshall has received offers from both Arkansas State and the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff, but the senior said the recruiting coordinator at the state's flagship institution told him to continue to focus on academics.

"(Arkansas running backs coach) Tim Horton told me that they had no problem recruiting me, but I have to make sure I keep my grades up at the same time," Marshall said. "Academics are something they're considering before they are offering and I think that's a good idea."

Marshall said he intends to take the ACT on Sept. 8 and possibly a few more times after that to keep improving his score.

Along with Arkansas, the Osceola native has received interest from fellow Southeast Conference members Alabama and Ole Miss and Big 12 members Oklahoma, Kansas and Kansas State.

"Alabama told me I could fit into their offense perfectly and they showed me some of the players that I could play similarly to, which is something Arkansas State did," Marshall said.

One of Marshall's biggest assets is his quickness, but he said his on-field intelligence paired with it can help him get break away runs.

"I ran a 4.34 at a camp here in Osceola, but because of my vision, I can best utilize my speed," Marshall said. "I make sure I'm not trying to move too fast in order to make the perfect cut. I like to spread the field out when I run the ball and eventually, I'll see that time to make the perfect cut and once I make it, all I see is green."

While Marshall can be a difference-maker with the ball in his hands, whether as a receiver or running back at the next level, the senior is willing to play on the other side of the ball.

"I've played some defense, cornerback and safety, and I'm being looked at as a receiver as well, but I like playing aggressive, so I think I would like safety," Marshall said. "I think I can bring a lot of ability to a team, but I am also a team player. If I get into an argument with someone on the team, I'll be the bigger man and apologize. I'm all about teamwork and sportsmanship. "

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