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Touted UGA RB recruit doubtful for spring game

Georgia Signing Day Football AP

A member of Georgia’s 2012 recruiting class, Keith Marshall graduated high school early in order to get a jump on his collegiate career and participate in spring practice.

Unfortunately for the touted running back, he probably won’t be finishing what he started last month.

Bulldogs head coach Mark Richt said after Saturday’s scrimmage that “the chance of Keith going [in the spring game] is probably not very good.” ¬†Marshall has not been available to practice the past week or so due to a hamstring issue.

Marshall was a four-star member of UGA’s latest recruiting class, rated as the No. 2 all-purpose back in the country by Rivals.com.

Georgia will hold its annual G-Day game this coming Saturday, and Marshall might not be the only member of UGA’s backfield unavailable; Richard Samuel has been dealing with the effects of a concussion and Richt did not sound confident the RB/fullback will see the issue clear up in time for the game.

“Once the symptoms are gone, we do some physical exertion. If they’re okay on that then we get closer to being able to get in,” Richt said. “It’s a process. I think Richard felt pretty good today, but I don’t know if he’s gonna be able to go through that process in enough time to make it for G-Day.”

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8 Responses to “Touted UGA RB recruit doubtful for spring game”
  1. woebegong says: Apr 8, 2012 7:03 PM

    He will be ok, and will get his physicals problems worked out and be ready for the fall. UGA still has a pretty good game, and plenty of RB depth, so they will be OK. Malcome is turning into a very capable back, and Gurley will be coming in by August. Marshall will be healed and stronger by then as well. Marshall gained a great deal of knowledge about the play book by enrolling early, and the trainers will work on him to get his hamstring problems out of the way. Crowell was going to be the designated starter this year most likely anyway, with Marshall getting some carries but no the main man right now. He will be fine and next year, if he continues to improve, will see even more time on the field.
    Hamstring injuries are nothing new for running backs, especially in the spring, so I am not worried in the least.

  2. bozosforall says: Apr 8, 2012 7:11 PM

    Where is UBA?

  3. fitz66 says: Apr 8, 2012 9:12 PM

    thUBA…just doesn’t have the same ring to it.

  4. thefiesty1 says: Apr 8, 2012 9:49 PM

    Where’s UBA?

  5. ptdennis says: Apr 9, 2012 4:01 AM

    I doubt any of these nbcsports.com sites will get a prize for editorial writing.

  6. fnc111 says: Apr 9, 2012 5:42 AM

    At first when I saw this article I was thinking another Georgia bulldog got arrested. To think its an actual injury keeping a UGA player off the field. Kind of shocking stuff. Congrats are in order!

  7. bozosforall says: Apr 9, 2012 3:04 PM

    They still haven’t spotted their error.

  8. bozosforall says: Apr 9, 2012 5:39 PM

    Finally…

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