RALEIGH, (N.C.) - The Rivals.com No. 1 all-purpose running back in nation, Keith Marshall, announced today in front of a packed auditorium at Millbrook High School that he will be playing for the Georgia Bulldogs next year.
Most of Dawg nation closely followed the standout athlete's entire recruitment, wanting the whole time to believe he was leaning UGA, but often second guessing his ultimate decision. Marshall was never a foregone conclusion, even after saying he'd grown-up a Dawg fan and idolized former Bulldog running back Knowshon Moreno.
Given the slow 0-2 start to the Dawgs season, thus putting head coach Mark Richt's job in question, other programs began to draw closer, like Clemson, quickly closing the gap in the race to secure the highly touted recruit.
Even right up until the announcement itself, rumors lit twitter and message boards on fire as the news that Marshall was still undecided the night before making his verbal commitment.
Marshall, who is an early enrollee, sat down for a interview after the press conference to talk one-on-one with UGASports.com about the events leading up to making his decision and how he came to the conclusion to join the Bulldog family.