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Alexander Marshall brings FSU’s tight end depth to new heights

Alexander Marshall joins a crowded tight end core at FSU.

Alexander Marshall on his official visit for Florida State vs. Florida.
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Tight end Alexander Marshall is not hard to miss, standing in at 6’7 240 lbs. The athlete from Bridgton (Me.) Bridgton Academy is now the tallest tight end on the Florida State roster, surpassing 6’6 Jeremy Kerr and 6’5 Mavin Saunders.

It was no surprise why so many schools sought out the young prospect —- 29 to be exact. Besides his Florida State offer, Marshall received scholarships from Alabama, Clemson, Michigan, Ohio State, Texas, Penn State and Louisville among others.

In the 2017 247 Composite rankings, Marshall was ranked the No. 500 overall prospect and No. 1 player in Maine. When factored in with his position nationally, the talented tight end ranked No. 20.

The three-star first received a scholarship offer from the ‘Noles in February. Before even visiting the school, he committed to the Garnet and Gold in early June while on an unofficial visit to Florida State —- shortly after tight ends coach Tim Brewster made a visit in May. Marshall made his official visit this past season when FSU played Florida.

In the 2017 Florida State recruiting class, Marshall is just one of two tight ends to commit, joining three-star early enrollee Tre’ McKitty. Both will join a crowded tight end depth chart that includes redshirt freshman Naseir Upshur, redshirt senior Jeremy Kerr and redshirt sophomores Ryan Izzo and Mavin Saunders.

Here’s what one of our high school coaches on staff had to say about the promising young athlete:

Alex Marshall is a 6’7, 240 lb tight end who can create dynamic matchup problems at Florida State. Marshall’s film looks like he’s playing junior varsity teams, but don’t be fooled by the competition - he was highly coveted by many of the nation's elite programs. He is more than willing to be an inline blocker and has good leverage for a 6’7 player. He competes for 50-50 balls, using his 6’7 body to his advantage. Marshall could be a redzone nightmare for an opposing defense. He is a solid catcher who secures with two hands in all situations. Marshall will be able to be an inline player, an H-back, or a flexed out tight end. He is a solid athlete for his height and shows the ability to sink his hips mid-route to change direction. Marshall has good feet that allow him to make clean transitions on routes. He will be able to run the full route tree at Florida State and should be a weapon for Jimbo Fisher in the future.

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Posted by on Saturday, June 4, 2016