RECRUITING: Texas WR makes splash at OU camp

Arlington, Texas WR Josh Marshall talks about his emergence at Oklahoma's summer football camp.


Every year there are a few players that emerge from the OU Summer Football Camps who weren't even on the Sooners radar screen. This year, one of those players is Josh Marshall, who was not on the Sooners radar despite holding six other scholarship offers. However, after a stellar camp he is now on OU's board.

"I have always liked OU. OU was a camp that I wanted to go to," said Marshall. "I have always been impressed with the program, and the coaches were great to work with here. I had a great time. I learned a lot about playing receiver and it certainly was a good thing for me to come to this camp."

Marshall lost his sophomore year because of an injured wrist, but came back strong last season catching 32 passes for 359 yards and six touchdowns. Marshall also shines on the baseball diamond as a pitcher, where he was 8-3 this past season with a 1.68 ERA.

Marshall can bench 275 pounds, squats 330 and he has posted a 33-inch vertical jump. Marshall comes from good bloodlines as his dad (Tank Marshall) starred at Texas A&M.

"I guess my talent is God-given," said Marshall. "I have been blessed with the desire to get better and to always work to improve. It has been great to grow up with parents who loved sports. My dad always played football with me and taught me how to compete. My dad is still very competitive and I think I take that with me in every sports competition that I participate in."

Marshall went to a combine at TCU and has camped at Texas A&M, Texas and now OU. He will camp at UTEP June 20. Thus far, Marshall has six offers (Texas A&M, Colorado, Kansas State, Wyoming, Tulane and Tulsa), but he hopes OU steps to the table soon.

"OU is one of my top schools on my list right now," said Marshall. "I wanted to show them the talent that I have, so I came here wanting to compete. I had a better experience this year than last year here because I had a pulled groin last year. I am healthy this year and I had a good time. I hope I performed well."

Marshall has qualified.

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