Ohio’s top sophomore prospect names his top three schools


Middletown’s Jalin Marshall names Ohio State, Florida and South Carolina as his Top 3.

The case is building for Middletown’s Jalin Marshall as the No. 1 class
of 2013 prospect in
the state of Ohio. Here’s who has offered the QB and who he says are the early leaders…

The case is building for Middletown’s Jalin Marshall as the No. 1 class of 2013 prospect in
the state of Ohio.

6-foot-1 and 185-pound Marshall led Middletown to a 10-0 record his
sophomore season before a first-round loss in the state playoffs.
Marshall had 1,407 yards rushing and 17 touchdowns, and almost 700 yards
passing with 12 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Marshall also
played a little wide receiver and had 107 receiving yards and two

When asked if he anticipates playing quarterback at the next
level, Marshall said, “It all depends on what I can do on the field. It
could be quarterback, running back, wide receiver, safety or cornerback.
Nobody really knows what position I’ll play right now. I’ll do whatever
I can to help.”

But Marshall would like to get the opportunity to play
quarterback in college.

“I like quarterback – I like the ball in my hands,” Marshall
said. “But if I don’t develop at quarterback it could be other

Marshall has already landed verbal scholarship offers from
Cincinnati and Pitt. He expects the Buckeyes to join those two.

“They told me they will offer,” Marshall said. “I’m pretty sure
they will.”

Florida, Michigan and Nebraska are among the other schools
showing quite a bit of interest in Marshall.

“If I named a top three it would be Ohio State, Florida and South
Carolina,” Marshall said. “I like those three.”

Marshall says he and his family are big Ohio State fans. He
attended three Buckeye home games last season including the Bucks’ big
win over Michigan.

Marshall is well aware that Braxton Miller
signed with the Buckeyes and has already started school at Ohio State.
But he does not see that as a deterrent. Marshall feels there would be
two years separation between Miller and himself and feels Miller would
give him time to develop at OSU.

Kurelic’s Comment: Whether it be at quarterback or another
position, Marshall has greatness written all over him. And I like the
Buckeyes’ chances of eventually landing him.

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