Kenneth Marshall Talks About OSU Decision

Older sister Eshomberia spilled the beans by letting us know that her younger brother and standout Houston (South Houston), Texas safety Kenneth Marshall had verball committed to Oklahoma State. We did not talk to Marshall as we declined his sister's offer to wake him up but we did catch up with the 6-1, 192-pound Marshall on Sunday afternoon to ask him about his decision.

"I realized that they have two senior safeties graduating after this season and they told me that I would have the chance to come in and start as a freshman," said Marshall of what the Oklahoma State coaches told him, including his recruiting coach associate head coach Joe DeForest.

"Everything sounded good about life there and the academics. They told me I would have tutors that would help me with my classes. They told me that if I got hurt that I still had my scholarship. That was all that I needed to hear to make my decision."

Besides his older sister, Marshall had his mother there as well. "They liked it," said Marshall when asked how his mom and sister felt. "As long as I was happy with it, then they were happy with it too."

Marshall had one interception last season but a bunch of tackles as opposing quarterbacks did not try to throw in his area much. He has had a really good track season and that continued Friday before he came up to Oklahoma State for their spring game.

"Yes, I won two good medals in the district meet (District 22-5A) at Pasadena," explained Marshall. "I won the 100 meters (10.6) and the 200 meters. We also won the 4x400 relay."

Marshall will now move on to regionals in track and he will move on toward his senior football season knowing his college football future is at Oklahoma State.

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