Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Georgia Gains Commitment From Nick Marshall, Former Georgia Tech “Silent Commit”

One of the most highly sought after prospects in the state of Georgia has committed to the Georgia Bulldogs according to the AJC.

Nick Marshall chose UGA after being a silent commit to Georgia Tech according to UGASports.com.

Now I am not really sure what a “silent commit” is. I am guessing the player told the coaching staff he wanted to commit, but he did not want the word to get out?

I don’t know why a player would not want to get the word out unless he did not want people to know (i.e. he wanted to continue to be recruited)

Marshall plays QB and DB for state champion Wilcox County, but will play DB in Athens. He is also a highly sought after basketball recruit and wants to play both in college.

Georgia Tech initially made their push with Marshall to play QB, but when it became apparent he wanted to play both sports, they offered as a defensive back. Alabama and FSU had also offered.

UGA really opened Marshall’s eyes when they offered his cousin last year. The Georgia staff knew Lonnie Outlaw did not have the credits to be accepted, but thought he could be a package deal with Marshall and evidently they were right.

Marshall will have a scholarship in football and walk on to the basketball team which should have UGA Basketball head coach Mark Fox very excited; First, Marcus Thornton and now Nick Marshall.

Considering Marshall is also a top notch basketball player, I wonder if Paul Hewitt’s precarious situation at Tech had anything to do with Marshall’s “switch”?

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