Vols to Get Official Visit from Four-Star UGA Commit

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    June figures to be a busy month on the recruiting trail for the Vols as the dead period in July looms. Tennessee has been sending out offers and hosting players on official and unofficial visits over the last couple weeks, and they’re set to host a dynamic and impressive athlete this week.

    Trezmen Marshall is a four-star athlete from Homerville, Georgia who’s currently committed to the Georgia Bulldogs. But he confirmed with 247Sports on Wednesday that he plans to take an official visit — his first official visit of his recruitment — to Tennessee later this week.

    Marshall committed to Georgia back on April 27th not even a week after he took an unofficial visit there. Since that commitment, he’s unofficially visited Auburn twice, unofficially visited Florida State, and he just finished up an unofficial visit to Alabama earlier this week.

    Now he’ll be taking an official visit to Tennessee a little over two months after he took an unofficial visit to Knoxville back at the end of March.

    According to the 247Sports Composite rankings, Marshall is the No. 98 overall player, the 6th-ranked athlete, and the No. 10 player in the state of Georgia. He’s drawn interest from all the elite schools in college football, including Alabama, Clemson, Auburn, Ohio State, Florida, Florida State, Miami, Michigan, Stanford, and others.

    It’s worth noting that Marshall goes to the same high school as 2018 Vol signee John Mincey. The two were teammates last year, and now Mincey, a three-star defensive lineman in the 2018 class, is enrolled at Tennessee. Marshall is also good friends with 2019 five-star linebacker Owen Pappoe of Grayson High School. Pappoe, who committed to Auburn on May 1st, is a teammate of Vol commit and five-star offensive tackle Wanya Morris.

    Marshall is an athletic freak. He plays a variety of positions for Clinch County High School, but he likely will play inside linebacker in college. The 6-foot-1, 235 pound athlete is tenacious and relentless on defense, ripping through blocks to take down quarterbacks and running backs alike. He has solid pursuit and can cover players in the flat effectively. He’s ferocious on offense and doesn’t shy away from contact one bit. His intensity is the biggest thing that stands out about him, and he doesn’t let up on any play.

    Though he doesn’t have any recorded stats from his junior season yet, his stats from his first two years of high school are still impressive. In 16 recorded games as a freshman and sophomore on MaxPreps, Marshall threw for 727 yards, 16 touchdowns, and four interceptions as a quarterback, and he ran for 926 yards and 11 touchdowns on 126 carries on offense. As a sophomore on defense, Marshall totaled 53 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, three sacks, an interception, and a fumble recovery.

    Marshall has indicated that although he’s taking visits to other schools, he’s still committed to Georgia and intends to stay that way unless he feels the Bulldogs are no longer the best fit for him. His commitment still sounds fairly solid based on interviews he’s given, but he’s open to having his mind changed.

    And the Vols will try and do just that on his official visit this week.

    Nathanael Rutherford is the managing editor and social media manager for Rocky Top Insider. Nathanael graduated from the University of Tennessee and cultivated a passion for the Vols while growing up in Knoxville a mere 10 minutes from Neyland Stadium. He's been a part of the RTI team since November of 2015 and has been the editor of RTI since June of 2017. If he's not talking or writing about Tennessee athletics, he's probably talking about Star Wars.