Prep coach shares hunch on where 4-star LB Trezmen Marshall will sign

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Where will 4-star linebacker Trezmen Marshall eventually wind up? His high school coach shared his prediction with DawgNation.

Want to attack every day with the latest Georgia football recruiting info? That’s what the Intel will bring at least five days a week. We lead off the blog Tuesday with a prediction from Clinch County coach Jim Dickerson on where he thinks his elite 4-star middle linebacker prospect Trezmen Marshall will play his college football. 

Close your eyes for a second. Try to imagine the quintessential small-town football coach from South Georgia. If we did, then Jim Dickerson of Clinch County High School in Homerville probably would be too good for central casting.

Dickerson is quick and to the point. What he says conveys wisdom and experience. His football teams play extremely hard. There is also a syrup of that South Georgia twang flavoring his words.

He’s won four state titles for Homerville since 2004, including three this decade. Dickerson’s team won the fourth of those this season. The 2017 Panthers ultimately were sparked by a young man on both sides of the ball.

Trezmen Marshall included UGA in his top 3 and plans to commit soon. (Jeff Sentell/ DawgNation)

That would be 4-star junior Trezmen Marshall. He’s rated as the nation’s No. 4 ATH for this cycle. But to me, he’s always going to be that young man who saw some of the first scouting reports misstate the spelling of his first name.

Marshall was  too humble to bother anyone to correct them.

His Twitter account also had “Trezman” in his bio. He never bothered to alert the person who set it up to change that. That, kinda like his coach, just sounds like South Georgia football to me.

Marshall is likely better known across these pages as one of UGA’s three main inside linebacker targets for 2019. Blessed Trinity state champion JD Bertrand is already on that short list as a commit. Grayson 5-star standout Owen Pappoe also looms large.

Dickerson said he thinks Marshall eventually will join Bertrand on the board as a UGA commit.

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Marshall shows up as the No. 54 overall prospect for 2019 on the 247Sports composite. The athlete designation is a nod to the fact he also was the starting quarterback for another batch of Clinch state champions in 2015.

Trezmen Marshall made a few trips to UGA during the 2017 season. He ranks as the nation’s No. 4 ATH on the 247Sports Composite for 2019. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)

He can still spin a pigskin about 60 or 65 yards. Marshall even overcame shoulder surgery this fall to spark the latest state crown. Florida was his dream school.

The 6-foot-1, 234-pound junior aspires to major in communications. He already can  picture himself covering the SEC or the NFL when his playing days run out.

When former Clinch County star Chauncey Manac was at UGA, Marshall was set to commit to the Bulldogs prior to the season. Manac’s transfer came just a few days before Marshall’s planned commitment. 

Dickerson said that was just a prelude.

“Trezmen has narrowed it to three,” Dickerson said last Thursday. “That’s Georgia, Clemson and Alabama. I think he’s going to decide before the school year is out. I think he’s going to wind up going to Georgia, man. I’ve really felt that. He loves [coach Glenn] Schumann. He was there at our school [Thursday]. He loves Kirby [Smart] and he went there and watched him play basketball the other night there in Homerville.”

The in-state connection will be a factor.

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