Marty Biagi favors Louisville, Marshall

Marty Biagi of Shelby County High School spoke with ITV on Saturday and provided an update on his recruiting.

When Inside theVille last spoke with kicker/punter Marty Biagi of Shelby County, he informed us that he had official visits set with Air Force, Illinois and Louisville. Things have since changed.

"I cancelled my visit to the Air Force Academy...I'm just not sure that it's the right fit for me," explained Biagi. "Also, with the coaching change at Illinois, they decided to go in a different direction."

His visit to Louisville still stands and the 1st Team All-State selection will officially check out the Cardinal football program the weekend of January 23rd.

"I have scheduled a visit to Marshall on January 16th," continued Biagi.

While Biagi has yet to receive a scholarship offer, he has seen interest increase over the last few weeks.

"We sent out a highlight tape and I have started receiving more phone calls because of it," Biagi said. "I've heard from Miami of Ohio, Florida and some others."

However, right now it appears to be a two school race.

"I like U of L and Marshall the most," said the 6'0, 170-punt specialist. "With Marshall, I know pretty much what is going on there. The graduate assistant is Curtis Head who kicked there for four years and is from Shelby County. He is actually the one that taught me how to kick. I know that they aren't going to sign any other kickers."

"Coach Nord at Louisville told me that he's pretty confident that they would be able to let me know where things stand possibly the day after my visit."

Marshall, who will make an in-home visit next week, has told Biagi that he would be able to handle placekicking, kick offs and punting duties, while Louisville has stated that he'd focus on placekicking.

With the recruiting period a month away from National Signing Day, Biagi is keeping an eye on who commits to Louisville and if the Cardinal coaching staff is interested in any other kickers.

"I check InsidetheVille.com every day to see who has committed," explained Biagi. "There has been a lot lately, with Myles and Butler."

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