After a visit to Tennessee football this spring, four-star prospect Nick Marsh included the Vols among his top schools on Saturday. Tennessee was joined by Auburn, Oklahoma, Kansas, Michigan State, Penn State, UCLA, Ole Miss, Notre Dame, Maryland, Michigan and Oregon in Marsh’s top-12.
Marsh has received over 30 scholarship offers and ranks as the No. 86 prospect nationally. A former Michigan State commitment, Marsh is the No. 14 wide receiver in his class.
From River Rouge (Mich.) High School, Marsh was committed to the Spartans for almost seven months before decommitting on March 7. The 6-foot-3, 195-pound receiver took a trip to Tennessee on April 1.
Despite his decomittment, the Spartans have been hard after the athletic receiver. Michigan State, Auburn, Tennessee and Penn State have all hosted the receiver for a visit recently.
The class is comprised of four-star quarterback Jake Merklinger, four-star athlete Johnathan Echols, four-star wide receiver JJ Harrell, four-star cornerback Kaleb Beasley, four-star cornerback Marcus Goree Jr. and three-star defensive linemen Carson Gentle and Jeremias Heards along with three-star offensive linemen Gage Ginther and Jesse Perry.
The momentum is picking up for Josh Heupel and his group heading into the summer.
Allen Trieu of 247Sports compares Marsh to N’Keal Harry.
“Big, physical receiver who has played up on the varsity since his freshman year. Has always been ahead of the curve as far as size and strength,” Trieu writes. “Also has very good ball skills and the body control necessary to use his size. Contested passes are not really 50-50 balls for him as he comes down with a large percentage of them. Has improved his suddenness and straight-line speed.
Still has to keep doing that, especially for a player of his size to create separation at the college level. Shows route-running craft and technique, just has to keep adding to his quickness. Will have a chance to play early because he will be physically ready. Will be a major red-zone threat and a physical mismatch for opponents and projects as an impact outside receiver at the high-major level.