Tennessee football made the top four for standout running back Jordan Marshall Thursday afternoon. The Vols are the lone SEC team in the top group for the Ohio native, joining Michigan, Ohio State and Wisconsin.
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— Jordan Marshall (@J_MARSH2024) February 2, 2023
Marshall ranks as one of a four-star and one of the top prep running backs in the 2024 recruiting class. The Cincinnati native is the No. 105 player and No. 8 running back in the country according to the 247sports composite rankings. Marshal is also ranks as the No. 2 player in the Buckeye State.
While Tennessee is the lone southern school in the midwest running back’s top four, Cincinnati is closer to Knoxville than Ann Arbor or Madison. Still, going into Ohio and beating out the Buckeyes for a player they want is an extremely tough task.
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Marshall has been active in his recruitment over the last year. The blue-chip running back visited Tennessee twice in 2022 including for the Florida game. Marshall made it back to Knoxville last weekend for the Vols late January Junior Day.
The 5-foot-10, 193-pound running back has also visited Michigan once in the first month of 2023 and twice in 2022. Marshall visited Ohio State three times in 2022.
Wisconsin has entered Marshall’s recruitment since hiring Luke Fickell. While Marshall has only been to Madison once it was this January.
As the recruiting cycle turns to the 2024 class, Tennessee football boasts three commitments but no running backs. The Vols’ three-man class is good to rank 16th nationally according to the 247sports team rankings.