NEW ORLEANS — It remains very early in the recruiting process for Class of 2018 wide receiver Terrace Marshall Jr., but one team already has received an extraordinary number of visits.
Perhaps it’s because of proximity, but Marshall is coming off his third visit to LSU since last July.
The four-star prospect and No. 3-rated wide receiver in the Class of 2018 stated that he has no favorites at the moment, but he has shown a fondness for the in-state Tigers.
“They were showing a lot of love,” Marshall told SEC Country on Sunday at Nike’s The Opening regional in New Orleans.
“That was like my third visit. They’re pretty much used to me coming there now, so it was nice.”
Marshall is Louisiana’s No. 2 overall prospect in the Class of 2018 and already boasts offers from the likes of Alabama, Mississippi State and Missouri.
The 6-foot-4, 190-pound Bossier City, La., native doesn’t have a favorite at this juncture in his recruitment, but LSU has shown a certain quality that he’s seeking.
“I don’t have one school that has separated itself yet, but I know that I want a school to show that they really want me,” Marshall said. “I’ve been going to LSU because it’s the closest school that I can visit, but as far as the recruiting process goes, everyone is equal right now. No one is above anyone.”
During Marshall’s visit earlier this month, he met LSU wide receivers coach Dameyune Craig for the first time.
The wide receiver was impressed by Craig’s football I.Q., and admitted he could envision playing for a coach like Craig.
“I met him last week, and we have a good relationship,” Marshall said. “He really knows a lot about football, not just as a receiver, but the all-around game.”
Marshall is about to enter his junior season at Parkway High School (Bossier City), the alma mater of LSU quarterback Brandon Harris.
The two Parkway products have spoken in the past, which is something to keep an eye on moving forward.
“We’ve got a good relationship,” Marshall said of Harris.
Sam Spiegelman covers LSU football recruiting for SECCountry.com and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Follow him on Twitter for the latest on who’s on their way to play in Tigers Stadium.