December 6, 2011

Dawgs get their man

RALEIGH, N.C. - As a youngster, Keith Marshall grew up emulating former Georgia legend Herschel Walker.

Perhaps he'll now get to meet him some day, after giving his verbal commitment to the Bulldogs during a ceremony Tuesday afternoon here at Millbrook High.

"He's a monster; big, fast. I saw him on ESPN," Marshall said during an earlier interview with UGASPorts.. "They say he's the greatest college running back of all time. He's someone that I look up to."

Marshall, who will enroll at Georgia in January, figures to battle for immediate time in the Bulldog backfield this spring and next fall.

Competition suits the 5-foot-11, 192-pounder just fine.

"Coach (Mark) Richt was saying it's good to have more than one good running back, so me and Isaiah (Crowell), we could feed off of each other so we could both stay healthy and not have to get 30 carries a game," he said. "I'm all for that."

Marshall, who chose the Bulldogs over Clemson, is coming off a season which saw him rush for 1,860 yards and 25 touchdowns.

He's the nation's top-rated all-purpose running back according to Rivals.com.

"People say Gale Sayers because I'm smooth and I'm fast," Marshall recalled. "I don't really try to be like anybody else."

Stay tuned for UGASports throughout the day on Marshall's commitment.

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