Upson-Lee’s David Marshall is an SEC prospect who didn’t even make the GHSA Region 2-AAAA team last year, thanks to a knee injury that kept him from full-time action.
“He had basically a torn meniscus,” second-year head coach Tommy Parks said. “He had had some knee problems before. I think he probably tore his meniscus back when he was a freshman playing basketball. I think for the last couple years, they never tended to it. It got aggravated and turned into some arthritis.”
The off year didn’t hurt his reputation much, the defensive lineman committing to Auburn in early March and then de-committing from Auburn in June, as interest grew. Parks is clearly anxious to see a healthy Marshall get to work.
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“He must be doing pretty good,” Parks said. “He just ran a 4.8 40. Before, he kind of had a little bit of drag on his leg, a little limp on it.
“I don’t really see that any more.”
Interest in the 6-foot-4, 270-pounder has only grown and will continue to do so. He added Miami on Saturday to the list of offers that includes Mississippi, Alabama, and Clemson. Auburn is still high on the list, getting a visit from Marshall in June after he de-committed.
The Knights went 7-3 last year, with Marshall playing less then normal.
“I’m excited to watch him and the other guys around him play,” Parks said.