Marshall commits to Auburn

jheeter@macon.comJanuary 14, 2013 

Former two-time All-Middle Georgia Player of the Year Nick Marshall announced Monday on Twitter he has committed to Auburn.

Marshall will play quarterback for new Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn, he said on Twitter.

The Rochelle native spent this past season at Garden City Community College in Kansas after being dismissed from the University of Georgia after involvement in an incident on campus in 2012. He played defensive back for one season at Georgia.

Marshall starred under center at Garden City. He passed for 3,142 yards and 18 touchdowns in 2012. He was fourth in the nation in passing yards, but he also led the nation with 20 interceptions. He had offers to play quarterback at Indiana, Kansas State and Texas.

Marshall will hook up with Malzahn, who worked wonders with another junior college transfer at Auburn. After running into trouble at Florida, Cam Newton went to Blinn (Texas) College and then wound up at Auburn. Under Malzahn’s tutelage, Newton won the Heisman Trophy and led Auburn to a national title in 2010.

Marshall may be in for early playing time next year, as Auburn struggled with inconsistent quarterback play in 2012.

Marshall was a two-sport star at Wilcox County. He led the Patriots to their only state championship in 2009. He broke the state record for passing touchdowns in a career with 103.

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