Marshall picks Georgia Tech

Offensive lineman Andrew Marshall finishes up his recruitment process by committing to Georgia Tech. He explains his choice and if an Auburn offer would have any impact.

Cumming (GA) West Forsyth center Andrew Marshall became the 17th commitment of the class for Georgia Tech after pledging to Paul Johnson and the Yellow Jackets' staff.

The Georgia Tech coaches recruited Marshall as a center but they also conveyed to him that he could play guard and tackle as well. His versatility along the offensive line will become valuable in the future.

He discussed why he chose now to commit to the Yellow Jackets.

"There was no specific reason for deciding to commit now," said Marshall. "I just felt like it was the right time. I went down there a couple weeks ago and came back home and talked it over with my family."

"It felt good and there wasn't any reason to keep waiting," he added. "It was the right time to go get it done and out of the way since I knew where I wanted to be."

Marshall explained what it was about Georgia Tech that made him decide it was the right school for him and where he wanted to be.

"It was kind of everything," he stated. "I felt it was the right place to be and felt like home. They offer a great education and nobody can beat that. The facilities and coaches are great too. It's top-notch football and I love the fact that it is close to home so my friends and family can come see me play games."

Marshall is finished with all of his visits and will now only make trips to see Georgia Tech. His next visit will be to see the Yellow Jackets host North Carolina on September 21.

Auburn has showed mild interest to Marshall as well. Would an offer from them shake things up at all?

"I always said I wanted to be commit and be done so that's what I'm going to do," explained Marshall. "Everyone is worried about the whole Auburn deal and I don't know what they're going to do but I'm not worried about it or even considering it. I'm just going to go to Tech and get a great education and win football games." Top Stories