UNC is Marshall's 'No. 1 School'

Kendric Burney might steal all the recruiting and prep headlines, but his Jacksonville (N.C.) Southwest Onslow teammate Dekota Marshall is quickly making a name for himself.

East Carolina recently extended Marshall his first scholarship offer and although he likes the Pirates, the 6-foot-1, 180-pound safety currently favors North Carolina.

"I really want to go to UNC – that's my number one school," said Marshall. "I've always wanted to go there since I was little. When I was there, they treated me real well."

Marshall actually unofficially visited Chapel Hill twice where he was given the chance to scope out the campus and talk to members of the Tar Heels' coaching staff.

"I went to the Duke game and a regular junior day where they just showed us around the campus and stuff like that," said Marshall. "I like the campus a lot. I talked to all of the coaches; they want me for safety."

The Tar Heels are believed to be close to be offering Marshall, who admits he doesn't expect to verbally commit until after his senior football season.

Marshall is somewhat of an unsung hero for Southwest Onslow playing four different positions last season – running back, defensive end, safety and cornerback. His ten all-purpose touchdowns and 400 yards rushing helped Southwest Onslow repeat as NCHSAA 2A State Champions.

After solid combine appearances, Marshall has seen a rise in his recruiting stock. He ran the forty-yard dash in as quick as 4.33 seconds, but averages in the mid 4.4s. Marshall hopes to continue his combine success during the Tar Heels' camp this summer.

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