Tuesday evening, Dinwiddie (VA) defensive lineman Corey Marshall , TechSideline.com’s #5 overall prospect in the state’s 2011 class, announced on Washington Post Live that he would attend Virginia Tech. The 6-1, 255-pound standout took some time to discuss his decision as well as other issues, including the possibility that he enrolls at Virginia Tech this coming January.
Marshall, who ultimately chose Virginia Tech over Virginia, received official scholarship offers from Buffalo, Connecticut, East Carolina, Georgia Tech, James Madison, Michigan, N.C. State, Richmond, Tennessee, Virginia, Virginia Tech and West Virginia. He totaled 122 tackles including 70 solo efforts and 17 tackles for loss as a sophomore and followed that up by amassing 112 tackles including 72 solo efforts and 21 tackles for loss last season as a junior.
Corey Marshall discusses…
If he was nervous announcing live on WPL
“Actually, I had been on there before and I was more nervous then. This time, I was really relaxed. It was fun. Hopefully, it’ll bring exposure to Dinwiddie. I come from a great program and I hope this helps other guys get noticed.”
If he has a future as a television personality
“I hope so.”
When he knew he would commit to Virginia Tech
“I realized it probably a week prior to my announcement. It was a culmination of going through this process month to month. Me and my family talked about it a bunch of times. Picking just one school was grueling, but being able to do it is why I work so hard.”
Picking Virginia Tech over Virginia
“There were a few sleepless nights. UVa has a great staff. I really love those guys. They showed us a great time. It was really hard to walk away from them. It was extremely difficult, but I saw everything that Tech had to offer me. I feel like I can be the next piece in the puzzle there. I went with my gut.”
Which position he will play...
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