Louisville football added another commitment from a high profile skill position player today when Covington, GA wide receiver Justin Marshall announced his commitment to Louisville. Marshall (6'2, 185) is the 20th commitment for Louisville in its 2017 recruiting class that will sign in February. Marshall is the highest rated commitment in Louisville's current recruiting class. In fact, if you're a fan of offense, this recruiting class is for as Louisville's three highest rated commitments are from a pair of wide receivers and a dual-threat quarterback.
Marshall is listed as a composite three-star prospect according to 247Sports' rating system. However, both Rivals.com and ESPN rate him as a four-star receiver prospect. ESPN rates him the #31 wide receiver and the #228 prospect in the country overall. According to his recruiting profile he lists offers from Georgia, Auburn, Miami, Mississippi State, North Carolina, among many others. He picked Louisville over announced finalists of Maryland and Tennessee.
You can watch Marshall's Hudl video below:
It's not difficult to see what scouts like about Marshall. In the above video he shows tremendous ability to run after the catch, catch the ball away from his body with his hands (especially in jump ball situations), and is not afraid of contact both with the ball and as a blocker. Adding Marshall to commitments from Corey Reed and Josh Johnson this year, Dez Fitzpatrick and Seth Dawkins last year, and Devante Peete, Jaylen Smith, and Traveon Samuel in 2015 will keep Louisville in very good shape at receiver for the foreseeable future.