New USC secondary coach Torrian Gray, not long after arriving from Florida, offered the entire secondary at Hallandale High School in Florida. They are all in the 2022 class and are all highly regarded prospects. And they can all play multiple positions in the secondary. One of those is Jaylin Marshall (6-3 190). He had been hearing from Gray when he was with the Gators.
“Coach Gray got the job there for the secondary and me and him, we’ve been chomping it up since he was at Florida,” Marshall said. “I was very excited because I’ve been taking down my notes with him. When he was at Florida, I didn’t want to go to Florida because I knew they had a lot of depth of DBs. Me and coach Gray kept in touch, and then I got the offer and I was very excited to find out he got the secondary job. And I did my history on him too. He’s sent a lot of people to the draft.”
Gray obviously has a fondness for Marshall as a player, and he’s quickly made the Gamecocks a factor in his recruiting.
“He said he needs long, rangy players,” Marshall said. “They are in a high spot with me right now. I’ve got notes on them about what they need, what scheme they run. They are in there, for sure.”
Marshall named the Gamecocks, Miami, Georgia Tech, Auburn, Mississippi State, Michigan State, Nebraska, Syracuse, Indiana and Penn State as the schools he’s most in tune with right now. And when he talks with the recruiters, he’s interviewing them as much as they are digging into him.
“I’ve just been asking recruiters questions, like 20-30 questions,” Marshall said. “Since this pandemic, I know everything has been mainly virtual, so I have to take my notes. I’ve got all the schools that I want to go to in my notes, so I just ask the coaches the questions that I have for them.”
Marshall also has offers from Alabama, Duke, Arizona State, West Virginia, LSU, Pitt, Florida, Texas, Virginia and Michigan.
Marshall is rated as a four-star prospect in the 247Sports Composite. He’s ranked the #18 safety nationally in the class and the #42 prospect in Florida.