SEC Country’s Top Tennessee Prospect of the Week
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.