After leaving the team a little over three weeks ago, Virginia Tech’s prodigal defensive line son has returned.
Corey Marshall, head coach Frank Beamer said Tuesday, is back and will play for the Hokies at some point this season. Whether that will be this Saturday against East Carolina has yet to be determined, Beamer said.
In mid-August, and after speaking with his head coach, the defensive tackle left the team “to take care of some personal matters.” What exactly those personal issues were and how they were resolved is unknown.
While it’s not yet known when Marshall will hit the playing field for the first time in 2012, his return will add some much-needed experience to Tech’s defensive line rotation. Marshall has played in 27 games the past two seasons, starting five of those contests.
He moved from end to tackle prior to his departure and, according to the Roanoke Times, may move back due to need at the end position.
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