"I like Coach Kennedy a lot," Marshall said. "I like his coaching style and simply everything. We just clicked. On a scale of 1-10, I'd give him a 10. Coach Kennedy was very happy when I committed and he welcomed me to the Longhorns."
Marshall had the opportunity a few weeks ago to sit down with Texas Head Coach Mack Brown and came away very impressed. "I really liked talking to Mack Brown," he said. "He said a lot of good stuff about academics and I like his attitude. He has a straight-forward approach and that's the kind of coach I want to play for."
The Texas standout participated in one-day camps at Texas, Oklahoma, and Texas A&M. He then weighed all of the options, and although his father (Tank Marshall) is a former Aggie, he chose the Longhorns. "Academics and atmosphere made me choose Texas. Everything just fit me perfectly." What did his Dad think of his Texas commitment? "My Dad teases me sometimes about being a Longhorn," he said. "Both my parents support my decision and they were very pleased with the Coaching Staff."
A big selling point for Marshall was the UT Strength & Conditioning Program. "The Strength & Conditioning Program is awesome," he said. "I really like Mad Dog and he's going to push you when you're tired. He won't let you give up."
Marshall considers himself a firm commitment to Texas. "I'm done," he said. "Texas will be my only official visit."
It's no secret that Marshall plays in the same district as Longhorn commit Sherrod Harris. The Martin vs. Bowie HS rivalry is big in Arlington, but that hasn't stopped Marshall and Harris from forming a friendship. "I like Sherrod," he said. "He's a good person and I can't wait to play with him."
Last season, Marshall earned All-District Honors and is carries a 2.75 GPA and an 1150 SAT Score.