Dinwiddie (VA) defensive end Corey Marshall attended Virginia Tech’s Spring Game yesterday, taking the time to see more of Tech’s defense and learn more about the position he is being pursued to play by head coach Frank Beamer. The 6-1, 255-pound junior reflected on the experience and once again updated his decision making process, which could come to an end earlier rather than later.
The Tech defense impressed the Central Virginia standout yesterday.
“I got a sense of the 4-3 defense and they want me at the defensive end spot,” Marshall said. “I got to see how John Graves works and see him manipulate positions. I got an overall grasp of the shifts and concepts. I’m no stranger to them. The first-team defense is great. Watching them move around, I could see how they got after the rush lanes.”
What are the most important things Marshall is looking for in a football program?
“The number one thing is the ability to have playing time down the road,” answered the Dinwiddie star. “Also, I want to be coming into a facility that can groom me as a player. There is the overall developing, which staff brings the best situation for me and consistently develops talent.”
Virginia Tech, which has been the favorite in this race for some time, “Didn’t hurt itself at all,” Marshall said. “Me, [Dinwiddie junior QB] Chris Hall and a couple of our coaches had a great time. Chris saw Michael Vick and almost passed out. It was good to see some of the alumni. I saw how well the organization is run there. There were a lot of fans. It surprised me, but there were a lot of fans.”
Marshall attended Virginia’s spring football event on April 10, so he has had an opportunity to inspect both in-state FBS programs up close this month. He was asked to compare the experiences in Charlottesville and Blacksburg.
“There were good things about both,” Marshall said. “My mother had...
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