Jalin Marshall: Highlights, Scouting Report for 4-Star Recruit

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Jalin Marshall is one of the most dynamic players in the nation, even if he doesn't necessarily fit into a certain position.

According to 247 Sports, the 6'0", 190-pound Marshall is a 4-star dual-threat quarterback/athlete who played quarterback for Middletown High School in Ohio. His skill set projects him to be more of a wide receiver at the next level, and his 4.40 40-yard dash time suggests that won't be a problem.

In 247 Sports' composite rankings, he's ranked No. 42 overall, making him the third-best athlete overall and the No. 1 recruit in Ohio.

When you're rated that high, you don't need to have a definitive position; you're just good. Being a weapon in today's football world is valuable, and it doesn't get better than Marshall.

The Middletown Journal mentioned in a report that he "rushed for 1,859 yards (7.8 yards per carry) and 20 touchdowns in 12 games last season, leading the Middies to a Division I playoff berth. He also passed for 782 yards and tossed six TD passes."

Those numbers are the reason that he is a 2013 Under-Armour All-American as well.

His ability to carry the ball, find the second level and push himself into another gear is downright dangerous to opposing teams. 

Marshall's qualities are similar to those of Percy Harvin when he was with the Gators—a player that has the skills to line up in many different positions in order to get the ball in his hands. Marshall will have to be accounted for by the defense at all times, and that will open up the rest of the offense.

No matter where Marshall lines up—whether it be in the slot, out wide, in the backfield or even if he has a special package at quarterback—he's going to be fun to watch. Some players just have that "it" factor when the ball is in their hands, and he is one of those players.

Expect Marshall to see the field early in his career. You can't teach speed and elusiveness, and he has both of those skills down pat. Once he adds strength and gets accustomed to the college game, he will be a game-breaker.

 

Full Ride is Bleacher Report's weekly college football recruiting show that pulls back the curtain to give you the hottest news, analysis, interviews and highlights.  Follow Full Ride on Twitter.

Unless otherwise noted, all recruiting star ratings are courtesy of 247Sports' composite system. 

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