A recruiting trend has developed over the last week which has seen Pitt’s Brennan Marion extending offers to highly rated wide receivers on the West Coast.
In the last two weeks, here are the players that fit that description:
–2023 wide receiver Tiger Bachemir (Murrieta, California), expected to become a national recruit
–2023 four-star wide receiver Jurrian Dickey (San Jose, California), Top 100 sophomore
–2022 three-star wide receiver Dominique McKenzie (Saint George, Utah)
–2024 wide receiver Hunter Moddon (Houston, Texas)
–2024 wide receiver Jason Robinson II (Long Beach, California), expected to become a national recruit
–2023 wide receiver Justin Williams (Houston, Texas)
–2022 four-star wide receiver C.J. Williams (Santa Ana, California), Top 50 junior
An eighth name can be added to this list and Pittsburgh Sports Now spoke to him over the weekend.
Jadyn Marshall is a 2022 four-star wide receiver from St. Mary’s High School in Stockton, California. Not only is Marshall a 4-star recruit, he’s rated as one of the Top 150 juniors in the country by 247 Sports. Marshall received the Pitt offer from Marion, to go along with others from Arizona, Arizona State, California, Auburn, Nebraska, Oregon, Oregon State, Tennessee and UCLA.
“Coach Marian and I actually talked last week after my practice,” said Marshall. “He was telling me how he liked my film and said that he thinks Cali boys can ball just like the kids down South. At that time, he told me that he wanted to offer me in the near future and that happened today. Our conversation today was pretty short and he offered me and said that he wanted to give me a virtual tour of the campus tomorrow.”
“Coach just seems very cool and very easy to talk to. He’s definitely someone that I’m looking to build a relationship with. He’s a coach that seems so chill and that you can tell him anything that you’re doing. He’s so cool and seems like someone that he’s one of those people that have been there done that.”
Offering a player from California is one thing, trying to get that player to commit to a program across the country is another. I asked Marshall about that and if that something he could see himself being comfortable enough doing.
“Location really doesn’t matter to me,” said Marshall. “To me that’s going to matter is a school really shows that they want me. Not just tell me they want me but show me with their actions and make me feel like it’s home there. I’m really open to go to any school.
— Jadyn Marshall (@3Lilthizz) November 20, 2019
“I’m really just taking recruiting slowly and step by step because before this year and going into my sophomore year, no one knew me or were recruiting me. Now things have changed, I’m getting a lot of offers and a lot of attention. I believe I’m getting this attention because when I get the ball in my hands, it’s extremely hard to tackle me. I believe that no one can really tackle me in the open field and I think I proved that during my sophomore season.”
First time running in like 2 years, only had 3 hurdle practices, I’m still rusty but I’m going to get back to where I was and even better I promise🤝 pic.twitter.com/Ge7Bea1v1d
— Jadyn Marshall (@3Lilthizz) February 26, 2021
One other interesting thing that Marshall pointed out was that along with football, he also excels in track and field running the hurdles. Marshall is that good at them and likes it so much that he wants to do both in college.