Once thought to be all but a lock to commit to Georgia, ESPNU 100 RB Keith Marshall is now genuinely torn between the Bulldogs and Clemson.
A source with knowledge of his recruitment said Marshall was “50-50” between the two schools late Monday evening. The five-star tailback from Raleigh (N.C.) Millbrook is scheduled to announce his decision Tuesday afternoon from his school during a press conference at 2:45 p.m. ET.
Marshall's dilemma is thought to revolve around depth charts. Clemson's starting tailback, Andre Ellington, will be a senior in 2012, while Georgia's tailback situation is much more complicated.
Freshman Isiah Crowell looks to be the starter for the foreseeable future, if he can eliminate the off-field issues that have plagued him this season.
While the 5-foot-11, 190-pound Marshall has said he wouldn't mind sharing carries with another tailback, he has also expressed a desire to be a school's featured tailback and have an early impact. Also in Clemson's favor is the fact that Marshall bonded well with players there during his official visit.
Three Clemson assistant coaches visited Marshall for lunch at his school on Monday, giving the Tigers the last face-to-face meeting. Georgia coaches visited Marshall on Sunday.