Marshall Ready to Trim List

Southfield (MI) DE, Lawrence Marshall has maintained a wide open recruiting outlook for the last few months. That is now about to change.

Michigan’s persistence in courting Lawrence Marshall has shown no signs of waning.  On the first day of that the Wolverine staff hit the road en masse for the evaluation period, Southfield high was one of the stops.

“Coach Jackson came by,” Marshall reported.  “He was just talking to my coach about Michigan and how bad they want me.”

In the aftermath of his Ohio State decommit in February he has heard from a number of teams about how bad they also want him, but now he appears ready to narrow his list of suitors down to a select few.

“I think I’m a lot closer now than I was last week,” Marshall said regarding trimming his list.  “I think I’m a lot closer.  It’ll probably be a top four I’d say by the end of this month.”

The four-star defensive end prospect wasn’t ready to reveal any of his known finalists just yet, but the criteria he used to determine them proved to be quite revealing.

“The coaches… how bad the coaches have been on me since day one (will be a major factor),” Marshall stated.  “When I call the coaches, do they know who I am? Stuff like that.  Players talking to players and coaches talking to players… (i.e. the family atmosphere) and stuff like that.  Everything is perfect.”

Once that final four is settled Marshall will then begin focusing on an earlier than expected decision.

“I wanted to make it after the season, but I’m probably going to make it in the summer time,” he said.

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