College Football Recruiting: Safety Trey Marshall Set to Decide

By B.L. Lippert
Florida State Helmet
Bob Donnan-USA Today Sports

Trey Marshall knows where he is going and when he is going to announce his intentions. Soon, we all will.

The 6-foot, 192-pound safety out of Columbia High School in Lake City, Florida will announce his decision at “The Opening,” held in Oregon from July 1-3.  While the exact details of the announcement haven’t been settled, Marshall is ready to end speculation sooner rather than later.

There are three schools that might land the services of the talented, rangy safety: Georgia, Ole Miss and Florida State. Most recruiting experts think the Seminoles have the advantage at this point, especially since he decided to end his recruitment after visiting Florida State again this past weekend. His relationship with defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt could be the determining factor when all is said and done.

Marshall is rated as a four-star safety by most recruiting services, and is lauded for his versatility in the secondary. He can play either safety or corner, depending on the scheme and fit wherever he ends up playing his college ball.

As a player, he doesn’t do anything exceptionally well, but is solid in every area. He’s a willing tackler, can get physical against receivers and has excellent ball skills, especially when playing zone. His man-to-man skills need to improve, especially transitioning from a back pedal to a sprint. He isn’t blazing fast, but will improve in coverage with better technique.

In college, he likely won’t play corner on the outside, but could play against the slot or over the top as a safety.

B.L. is a college football writer for Rant Sports and can be followed @coachlip.

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