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Defensive end David Marshall is a Georgia Bulldog.

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It was a mild surprise this morning when McEachern wide receiver Tyler Simmons switched his commitment from Alabama to Georgia. This afternoon's Bulldog flip was anything but shocking, as Upson-Lee defensive end David Marshall made the expected switch from Auburn to Georgia.  Marshall was never very much of a priority for the prior staff, but that changed as soon as Kirby Smart got to town. Marshall quickly received an offer and in-home visit from the top 'Dawg.

In further confirmation of the old adage that you should pay more attention to what recruits do than what they say, Marshall remain committed to the Auburn Tigers while taking an official visit to Athens the weekend of January 22nd and following up with an unofficial visit to the Classic City on his own dime the weekend of January 29th. When a recruit spends the last two big recruiting weekends before National Signing Day on your campus, it's a pretty good indication of where he's going to be spending his weekends in the future.


As has been previously discussed on the site, Marshall projects as a 3-4 defensive end with great pass rush skills, who could even stand up at linebacker in the right situations. He is yet another piece in a defensive line haul which is quickly becoming extremely exciting for Bulldog fans looking to beef up on the defensive front. Fans probably also don't mind that this means the 'Dawgs have flipped a player each from Auburn and Alabama today. Not a bad thing, that's all I'm saying. Welcome to Athens, David! And....


Go 'Dawgs!!!