Star Junior DL Impressed with Tech

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Corey Marshall ‘s recruiting card

Dinwiddie (VA) star defensive lineman Corey Marshall enjoyed his time in Blacksburg last Saturday, taking in Virginia Tech’s win over Boston College. The 6-1, 255-pound prospect, one of the top juniors in the Commonwealth, left feeling more comfortable with the program he grew up rooting for.

Marshall does not claim an outright favorite, but Tech certainly seems to be in good shape right now.

“Virginia Tech has reestablished why I’ve been a fan of theirs for years,” said Marshall. “The game was great. And they make me feel like it is a place I could go and fit in. I have a good vibe from them. I’m starting to get to know the guys.”

Marshall, who says he is “pretty sure” that he’ll enroll in college in January of 2011, does not intend on committing until his senior year.

“I still think I’ll be on the fences come my senior year,” Marshall said. “I see myself making a decision my senior year.”

James Madison, Tennessee, Virginia and Virginia Tech have officially offered with Maryland and Michigan among the other programs expressing serious interest. Marshall has now been to both in-state programs on several occasions and plans to head to Tennessee for a game next month. No other visits have been planned, though trips to Maryland and/or Michigan could be in the works.

Marshall obviously is high on the Hokies. What does he think about Virginia right now?

Marshall, who attended Virginia’s season opener against William & Mary, said, “Virginia’s coaches are upbeat, intense guys. They didn’t have a good showing when I went there last month, so I didn’t get to go in and talk to the players afterwards. Right now, it looks like Virginia is going through some adjustments. I have to keep that in mind, but Virginia does have great facilities and can be a great program. I’m hoping they get it going.”

Virginia is recruiting Marshall as a defensive tackle. Until this past weekend, the Dinwiddie