Recruiting on the Plains: 2018 OL Demarcus Marshall Commits to Texas Tech

Demarcus Marshall Offensive Guard
HT/WT: 6’3/333
HIGH SCHOOL: Grand Prairie (Grand Prairie, TX)
OFFERS: Colorado, Kansas State, Texas Tech, Colorado State, Houston, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, North Texas, Syracuse, Texas-San Antonio
Rivals 5.8 19 46
Scout 34 N/R
24/7 Sports 82 54 166
PROFILE DATE: August 2, 2017

Demarcus Marshall is the 5th offensive line commit for the 2018 Texas Tech recruiting class and most likely the highest rated. RedRaiderSports’ Drew Kohnle spoke with Marshall about his commitment and Marshall seems to have a terrific personality based off of his quotes. Marshall wanted to take the last spot and he was very impressed with Lubbock and the new facilities:

“Everybody says it is a dead town and there is nothing to do out there and that’s honestly what I was kind of expecting. When we were driving there, I was a little nervous, but when we got there, my eyes just got real big and I was like wow. They have a city out here, and it is amazing. It was so amazing out there. Then when we got to the field house with the helmets, the equipment, the locker room, the photoshoot, everybody treating me like the number one guy, it was just amazing.”

What also stood out to Marshall was the obvious emphasis that Tech was putting on improving their facilities.

“The indoor facility is amazing. We weren’t able to go into it yet, but it was huge. It matches the campus because the campus was huge, too. We had to tour the campus in a truck basically because it is so big.”

“The locker rooms? Oh my gosh, man. As soon as I walked in and saw the big Double T on the ceiling (laughs) I was like wow. It was awesome.”

At Marshall’s height, guard seems to be the perfect spot for him and he looks like a guard and he plays like a guard right now. He likes to just hit people and he’s got some serious strength in how he moves on the field. There’s just a thump to what he does and you don’t see that very often. The kid can play and pass protection is probably his biggest thing to correct, I’ll take a kid that can run block like he can any day.

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