Lawrence Marshall has the ability sought by many recruiters these days. The Class of 2014 defensive end can move.
"I get off the ball quick," Marshall said. "I like to use my hands. I'm a very fast defensive end."
Fox Sports Next analyst Allen Trieu agrees.
The prospect who really emerged was defensive end Lawrence Marshall, who has a good frame, good closing speed and made several big plays behind the line of scrimmage, Trieu wrote after scouting a Southfield (MI) High game in late August.
"I'm hearing from a lot of schools - Michigan State, Akron, Michigan, West Virginia, Syracuse, Bowling Green, San Diego State," the 6-foot-3, 205-pound defender said. "It's basically all mail. I like all schools right now."
Marshall said that he'd attended games at Michigan State and Bowling Green in recent weeks. He has planned a visit to Indiana State for this weekend.
Marshall is searching for a school where the players and coaches are connected.
"How (the coaches) treat the players; the environment, the school in general" Marshall gave as things he's looking for on visits.
"This process is just getting started for me," he added. "There's a lot more coming. I'm just letting it play out as of right now."
Marshall won't sign a national letter of intent until February of '14. He'll pass the time improving his size and strength, he said.