In what has been reported as Georgia football coach Mark Richt keeping up with his declaration to recruit a “Dream Team” of in-state players, Wilcox County quarterback Nick Marshall has committed to the Bulldogs.
Marshall, 6-2 and 190 pounds, chose Georgia over Georgia Tech, Alabama Florida State after reportedly being having a “silent commitment” to Tech. What is even more interesting is the announcement that Marshall will play defensive back for the Bulldogs as well as walk on for the UGA basketball team.
After receiving Division 1 offers for both football and basketball, Marshall is considered the best athlete in the class of 2011. He led Wilcox County football team to the Class A state championship last year, starting at both quarterback and defensive back.
While this is obviously a big land for Richt, the biggest beneficiary in Marshall’s commitment might be basketball coach Mark Fox. In an article published by the AJC, Marshall’s high school basketball coach George Kennedy states that Marshall is “one of the best I’ve seen in high school basketball, and I’ve been around this business for 38 years…he just does some stuff that is God-given talent that you don’t see every day.”
Some of that God-given talent was seen in Marshall’s 52-point performance against Montgomery County in the first round of the Class A playoffs. Marshall, a shooting guard, averaged 27.5 points last season, taking Wilcox to a semi-finals appearance. After landing Marcus Thornton only a couple weeks ago, Marshall is yet another solid player Fox will have the opportunity to show off in Stegeman in the near future.
Here’s a video of Marshall returning an interception for 99-yards for Wilcox.