Dinwiddie DL Scores First Official Offer

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Dinwiddie (VA) defensive lineman Corey Marshall received verbal offers from the University of Virginia and Virginia Tech in June…on the same day, actually. Yesterday, he received an official offer from Tech, and he expects Virginia to come through shortly. The 6-1, 255-pound prospect plans to dive right into the recruiting process this fall.

“I’m being methodical right now. I’m going to take visits to schools. I’m going to look at campuses and get more in tune with coaches,” said Marshall, who also has an offer from JMU and serious interest from Maryland. “I’m going to wait until my senior year to decide, so I can cipher through all of my options. I’m going to take as much time as possible and do my due diligence. Wherever I go is a place I’m going to be for four or five years.”

Marshall attended Virginia’s home contest versus East Carolina last season. He called it a “good experience,” one he made with his family. Marshall mentioned four possible ACC visits he and his family may make this fall.

“I don’t have any dates down, but I’m looking at going to Maryland, UVa, Virginia Tech, and maybe a Duke game because they want me to come,” said Marshall, who grew up a Virginia Tech fan. “I’m going to be proactive, seeing players and fields and everything.”

One reason for the early focus on recruiting is that Marshall may graduate in December of 2010 in order to enroll at college in January of 2011.

“That’s a serious possibility,” Marshall said. “That’s why I want to figure out when I’ll need to narrow my list. It’s a real option for me to enroll early. I met with my coach and my guidance counselor and figured everything I need to do from now until my senior year. I figured out everything I need to be accredited by certain schools.”

An important contributor for the 2008 Division 5 state runner-up Generals, Marshall can bench press a max of 305 pounds, squat 510 pounds,