Being compared to Robert Griffin III is a tall task for any college quarterback, but junior college signal-caller Nick Marshall (Garden City, Kan./Garden City Community College) wouldn't mind the opportunity to potentially live up to those expectations.
Marshall, the former Georgia Bulldogs cornerback, has taken advantage of his second chance since being dismissed from Georgia in February for violating team rules. Along with shining at Garden City, he also effectively has switched positions and made a name for himself at quarterback. Marshall was a cornerback at Georgia.
Now, he's looking to show the rest of the world that he can run an offense. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound sophomore most recently picked up a Baylor offer and now has six programs to choose from. While he doesn't know much about the program, he’s well aware of the legacy Griffin left as a Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback.
“They [Baylor] gave [Garden City offensive coordinator] Coach [Matt] Miller a call, and he told me that they were giving me an offer,” Marshall said. “It feels nice. I saw how they used RG3, and I know that's the type of offense I'd like to run.
“I feel like I can put myself in the same category. If a play breaks down, I can use my legs to make a big play like he did there.”
The Baylor is the third offer from the Big 12, as Marshall claims offers from Kansas State and Texas Tech. He also has been offered by Arkansas State and Troy. Marshall said he doesn't have any official visits scheduled, but he plans on taking some after the Thanksgiving break.
Marshall threw for more than 2,300 yards and 17 touchdowns for a Garden City team that was 6-4 this season. He averaged roughly 270 yards per game managing the offense.