Pistols Firing: Marshall Flips To OSU

On Tuesday night, defensive end Jonathan Marshall of Shepherd, Texas announced on Twitter that he was no longer a commitment to TCU after the 6-3, 265-pounder had been the Frogs first pledge in the 2016 class. By mid-morning Wednesday he had called Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy and told him he was now committed to the Cowboys.

"Just had to re open my recruting process," read the message on @jonathanmarsh40.

"I had discussed it with my family and we decided that Oklahoma State was the best place for me to go," Marshall said when we finally reached him in the noon hour on Wednesday.

On Wednesday morning it was Twitter messages from Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy and defensive line coach Joe Bob Clements that "pistols firing" were from Shepherd, Texas. That is typically the signal that the Cowboys have gained a recruiting commitment from that location. It only makes sense that would be Marshall.

Marshall had pledged to TCU very early in the process with, at the time, offers from Oklahoma State, North Texas, Nebraska, and Marshall in addition to the Horned Frogs. Our guess would be that TCU will not let go of Marshall without challenging the switch to OSU.

Marshall's status as a recruit and prospect has only risen since as he is considered a four-star defensive end by the Scout recruiting staff. His 2013 football stats certainly reflect an explosive player and pass rusher on the defensive front with 39 total tackles, 22 tackles for loss, and five sacks. His tape from last season shows a lot more sacks and he seemingly gets in the opponents' backfield with the greatest of ease.

He is also a standout in basketball that showed his overall athletic ability with 11.9 points and 8.5 rebounds a game.

Marshall is the 14th commitment for the Cowboys recruiting class, and the second defensive end, joining Butler Community College and former Muskogee High School standout Tramal Ivy.


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