David Marshall, a 3-star defensive end and linebacker prospect from Upson-Lee in rural Georgia, had been a vogue pick for a February flip by the new UGA coaching staff.
Marshall committed to Auburn once, but then backed off and named Ole Miss as his leader before renewing his pledge to the program in October.
UGA has also focused a lot of attention on him shortly after Kirby Smart took over the program. Marshall told SEC Country’s Chuck Kingsbury three days ago the Bulldogs had been “showing more love” than Auburn of late.
Well, until his official visit to Auburn this weekend.
Marshall’s new plan is to stick with Auburn. He shared a lot of pro-Auburn sentiments with Kingsbury on Sunday. He also said all the right things about his evolving relationship with new Auburn defensive coordinator Kevin Steele and defensive line coach Rodney Garner.
He still plans official visits to both UGA (Jan. 22) and Ole Miss (Jan. 29) this month. The senior is rated as the nation’s No. 22 weak-side defensive end for this year’s signing class.
Unless otherwise indicated, player rankings and ratings are from the 247Sports Composite.
Jeff Sentell covers UGA football and UGA recruiting for AJC.com and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Follow him on Twitter for the latest on who’s on their way to play Between the Hedges.