Jalin Marshall: A top prospect

By Eric Domingo
Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Jalin Marshall, Middletown (Ohio) quarterback, says his love for the game was instant from the moment he first picked up a football.

“I like the adrenaline rush…And the fact that you could hit other people,” says Marshall.

The Ohio star says he was never one to be intimidated by the speed or craziness of the game either, not even as he entered high school and immediately practiced with his high school varsity team.

Teaming up with the self-described grown men made Marshall all the more motivated.

“I came in with a chip on my shoulder because I felt I had to prove that I could play,” Marshall says.

And that he’s done for the past few seasons. When Middletown’s high school quarterback got hurt during Marshall’s sophomore season, he stepped into the role and has held down the starting spot ever since.

This top prospect developed in a four-star recruit, as rated by many experts, and was selected to play in the 2013 Under Armour All-American Game on January 4 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.

“My ultimate athletic goal is to be a professional athlete, and why I played when I was younger versus now is still the same. Football is my life. Without football, I’d be a different person. I wouldn’t be able to relax. I’d have a lot of stress built up, and I’d have to take it out somewhere else.

Marshall is definitely passionate about this game and will be talked about for years to come. His dedication and work ethic is unmatched in comparison to any high school football athlete.

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