Nation's No. 1 RB Planning Official Visit

Scout.com's top-ranked running back and No. 5 overall prospect, Keith Marshall of Millbrook High (Raleigh, N.C.), told IrishEyes.com he plans on making an official visit to Notre Dame in the fall. Are any other schools on the list? And what did he say about fitting into the Irish's offensive system? The answers are inside.

Millbrook High (Raleigh, N.C.) running back Keith Marshall doesn't have a favorite and hasn't narrowed his list to a handful of schools, but he did reveal one school he will official visit in the fall.

Marshall, Scout.com's top-rated running back and the fifth overall prospect in the nation, also told IrishEyes.com members of Notre Dame's coaching staff visited Millbrook High twice this spring.

"I am very interested in Notre Dame and I plan on taking a official visit there," Marshall said. "They have been by twice; coach (Mike) Elston the first time, then coach Elston and coach (Tim) Hinton the second time."

The 5-foot-11, 190-pound Marshall is one of the most sought-after running backs in the nation. He ran for 1,166 yards and 12 touchdowns, and had more than 230 receiving yards and two scores as a junior, and speaks regularly with the coaching staff.

"We talk every couple of weeks," he said. "I think I could be very successful in the spread offense that they run."

Marshall did not have a date yet for his official visit, and did not say whether he decided on any other schools that would get official visits.

He recently trimmed his list to 12 schools with Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Michigan, North Carolina, Notre Dame, South Carolina, Stanford, and USC making the cut.

He said he does not have a top five, but does have a plan for how his recruitment will play out.

"I want to trim my list to about six schools right before the season," Marshall said. "Then, make my decision in early December."

The reason Marshall wants to decide shortly after his season is because he plans to enroll in college in January.


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