Auburn landed one of the nation’s most electric junior college prospects Monday.
Athlete Nick Marshall from Garden City (Kan.) Community College committed to the Tigers over offers from Texas, Kansas State, N.C. State, Texas Tech, Baylor, Indiana and Arkansas State.
“I will be taking my talents bac to the SEC at the University of Auburn,” Marshall posted earlier today on his Twitter account, @NicMarshall7.
The former Georgia cornerback put up huge numbers this fall as a quarterback at Garden City totaling 4,237 yards passing and rushing and 37 touchdowns in 11 games, averaging 385.2 yards per game.
Marshall, 6-foot-2 and 205 pounds, completed 196-of-342 passes for 3,142 yards and 18 touchdowns with 20 interceptions. He rushed for 1,095 yards and 19 touchdowns on 171 carries.
He can reportedly run a sub-4.4 40-yard dash.
He’s expected to get a first shot at quarterback when he reports to Auburn this summer but could also get a look at defensive back or even wide receiver.
Marshall, originally from Wilcox County High School in Rochelle, Ga., signed with Georgia in the 2011 class and played as a true freshman. He was dismissed from the team last February due to a violation of team rules.
“I see ppl already worried about the wrong thing looking in the past but I'm here to tell you the man above helped me thru my situation,” Marshall tweeted.
Marshall holds the state of Georgia high school record for career touchdown passes with 103 from 2007-10. He was also a standout basketball player averaging approximately 28 points per game during his high school career.
He is rated a 3-star and the nation’s No. 4 junior college athlete and No. 27 overall junior college prospect in the 247Composite. He has three years to play two.