TaDarryl Marshall, one of Tennessee’s top commits for this year’s recruiting class, is SEC Country’s Top Tennessee Prospect of the Week after helping his high school to a regional championship in football.
The 3-star athlete plays quarterback at Leeds (Ala.) High School, which defeated Holtville (Ala.) High 78-0 on Friday, according to reports from AL.com.
Marshall, who committed to the Volunteers last spring, threw for two touchdowns and added a 55-yard touchdown run on his lone attempt of the night.
The 5-foot-11, 175-pound Marshall and the starters didn’t have to play long. Leeds was up 30-0 in the first quarter. The 78 points scored by the Green Wave was a school record.
Marshall chose the Vols over several other schools. He claimed scholarship offers from in-state rivals Alabama and Auburn. Marshall was primarily recruited to Tennessee by defensive coordinator John Jancek and linebacker coach Tommy Thigpen.
- Running back Carlin Fils-Aime ran for 145 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries, according to Cory Mull of the Naples News-Press. The 5-foot-11, 175-pound tailback also had a key reception off a tipped pass on fourth down to keep the drive alive. He would eventually score on that drive via a 35-yard touchdown run. Fils-Aime helped Naples (Fla.) High beat South Fort Myers (Fla.) High 42-33 in a non-district matchup. Carlin Fils-Aime committed to Tennessee in July. He was also primarily considering Auburn and Miami.
- Hough (N.C.) High defensive back Marquill Osborne intercepted a pass, had three tackles, 63 receiving yards and 18 rushing yards in a 31-0 win against West (Charlotte, N.C.) High. The 5-11, 185-pound Osborne committed to Tennessee in September over Clemson, Duke and Florida among others. Osborne had a good week. He was named an Under Armour All-American early in the week and homecoming king a few days later, according to Langston Wertz Jr. of the Charlotte Observer.
- 2017 Tennessee commitment Tee Higgins was a big reason why Oak Ridge (Tenn.) High hammered Webb (Knoxville, Tenn.) High 62-6 on Friday, according to Mike Blakerby of the Knoxville News Sentinel. Higgins caught three touchdown passes in the second quarter to help his team pull away from the Spartans. The 6-foot-4, 175-pound junior committed to the Vols in August over Clemson, Florida State and Georgia among several others.