Florida State landed a big-time 2014 recruit on Wednesday, as Colombia High School (Lake City, Fla.) safety and 4-star prospect Trey Marshall committed to play for Jimbo Fisher and the Seminoles.
ESPN's Corey Dowlar had the news as Marshall made his intent to sign with the Seminoles official:
Trey Marshall to FSU.— Corey Dowlar/ESPN (@cdowlar) July 4, 2013
Marshall is a 5'11", 193-pound safety prospect who will complete his senior season of football at Colombia High School in the coming months. According to 247 Sports, he's a 4-star prospect and earned a 0.9036 composite ranking on the site for his efforts so far in high school.
247 Sports also lists Marshall as the 245th-best player in his class, the No. 20 safety and the No. 33 player in the state of Florida.
Florida State is getting a safety with some serious potential to create plays in the secondary.
Showing up at the Nike Football Training Camp earlier this year, Marshall had a strong showing in front of recruiters and other interested parties in Orlando. He showed versatility to play both on the line of scrimmage and off it in coverage. He is excellent at making plays on the ball.
As a junior, Marshall also showed the ability to make plays on special teams and in the return game for his high school squad. He might be utilized as a return man in college, and he'll be dangerous after an interception, too.
Marshall also had offers from a host of SEC schools, including Georgia, Vanderbilt, Ole Miss, Arkansas, Tennessee and Florida, and other big programs like Miami, Louisville and West Virginia.
But Florida State is where Marshall will reportedly be signing his National Letter of Intent when the time comes, and Fisher likely couldn't be happier about adding this safety to his list of recruits for the 2014 cycle.