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No matter how you look at it, he is the playmaker in this class. He's going to be the Clarett, Ginn, Beanie type that comes in and contributes and is a gamebreaker. So, no matter what happens with the WR recruiting. We have Marshall! Couldn't imagine losing this kid!
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by dkerns 15 months ago
U have the right!
What many of our fans don't know is that he is a big guy and at times can just run over poor tackling DB's. Add in the shiftiness of Braxton and the burst to top end speed of a sprinter and you will soon realize the kid has talent. He will be another play maker that can take it the distance on any play. We will have so many that it won't be possible to focus on shutting down just one guy. Meyer wants speed at every position, fortunately he realizes that elusiveness is just as important on offense. Braxton has it, Hall has it, Marshall has it, Elliot has it. Defensive Coordinators are going to earn their pay.
He is the forgotten 5 star of this class. (He really is a five star). He has been committed so long that we have forgotten how excited we should be about him being in this class. If he were being recruited right now, we would be going nuts over him.
I watched Jalin's tape again last night. I would not be surprised to see Jalin moved to tailback. He has good speed, great vision, great lateral movement and does not go down easily. On the tape he never fell backwards always forward, he's not afraid to lower his head and run someone over. He has the frame to add a few more pounds and play around 215 and not lose a step or any lateral quickness.
Keep in mind, he will be a freshman! He will play the same position as Corey Brown for the most part but definitely expect to see them both on the field at the same time considering he shows he should be out there. He will NOT take plays away from Brown because Brown won't let him. He proved this past season that he can be effective in this offense. I personally thought he was a fluke and still think he is an above average player but he stepped up his game and showed great consistency.
Marshall has a much higher ceiling and is more physically gifted but a lack of experience will hinder him as it does all newcomers. I think Marshall would look good getting some carries but I'm not holding my breath on seeing him get a ton of offensive snaps. He has a guy in front of him who proved last season he can get it done.
Marshall will explode as a Sophomore and likely be a nice addition to our special teams. I can see him getting some reps on offense but he won't come right in and start. Highly unlikely... Many thought Brionte Dunn would do that after he lit it up in early spring practices but its a tall task for an incoming freshman.
Totally agree... Good post
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