Marshall Ready For Big Senior Season

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Millbrook (NC) tailback Marcus Marshall talks with Pack Pride about his upcoming season and interest in NC State.

In just games last season Millbrook tailback Marcus Marshall amassed over 1,000 yards and eight touchdowns. He added another 250 yards receiving and two scores. At 5-9, 200 pounds Marshall plays with a low center of gravity that makes him tough to tackle. Add in the fact that he ran a 4.35-second 40-yard dash at NC State's camp earlier in the summer and it's easy to see why Marshall has become a priority for the Wolfpack coaching staff as they try to land two running backs in the class of 2015.

Marshall and his Millbrook squad had one final scrimmage this past weekend before they open the season this Friday against Fuquay-Varina. The Wildcats fell to Jack Britt 7-0 in the abbreviated game but not before Marshall was able to get a few reps. He missed the entire second period but that was just as a precaution. Marhall says he thinks Millbrook is poised for a great season.

"They were just holding us out trying to keep the starters safe so everything's good for next week. I feel like we're going to have a good season. We've still got some things to work on but this was a good learning experience and next week we're just going to get out there and we'll be ready. Personally, I feel ready.  I feel great so like I said, I really think my team just have to work on some things so we'll see.

Marshall had an opportunity to visit NC State on Saturday prior to making the short trek over to Cardinal-Gibbons High School for the High School OT Jamboree.

"State is one of my top choices right now that I'm looking at. It was good I watched the scrimmage so I liked what I saw.

"I was able to spend a little time with coach Kitchings when they were warming up. They've let me know they really want me so like I said, they're one of my top choices."

So other than NC State, who else is Marshall looking at?

"Wake Forest. James Madison, UConn, Boston College- they've been in there a little bit. I don't have any visits planned right now."

Marshall added that he doesn't have a timetable for a decision currently. He is rated a three-star prospect and the No. 100 running back in the nation by

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