Nebraska had another large group of recruits on campus last week for the big matchup with Michigan. The players came to town from all over the country. The Huskers got Florida defensive back Braeden Marshall on an unofficial visit. The relationship he has built with the coaches helped get him to Lincoln.
— Braeden Marshall (@MarshallBraeden) October 12, 2021
“They’ve been talking to me every day just reaching out every day,” Marshall said. “That means a lot to me. The University of Nebraska, that’s one of the biggest fan bases around and I wanted to get out there to visit for a big game.”
Before his trip Marshall told Hail Varsity what he was most looking forward to. It was meeting the coaches and seeing the game day atmosphere in Lincoln. While he was on campus he got to tour the weight room. He was able to check out the meeting rooms and meet with Husker coaches. The defensive back (5-10, 170) got the chance to talk with defensive backs coach Travis Fisher. That made an impression on him.
“It was great talking with Coach Fisher,” Marshall said. “We were just talking about the things that they have going on here. Also, what he’s done with defensive backs in his past. My defensive back coach was his former player, so my coach has been telling me good things about Coach Fisher, too. Otherwise we were just talking about the University of Nebraska and what I could possibly do there.”
Another thing that made a big impression on Marshall was being on the field before the game. He was amazed at how many people he saw in the crowd even a half hour before the game kicked off. Marshall also found it cool that he was able to meet different recruits from other parts of the country. He even got to connect with another player from Florida. He met Nebraska 2022 defensive line commit Hayden Schwartz.
Marshall has visited UCF, USF, Boston College and now Nebraska so far this season. He does want to make more game day visits this season. As he’s visiting different schools and narrowing things down he has some clear things he’s looking for in a school.
“A school l feel at home at and a school I want to be at for four years,” Marshall said. “I don’t want to make the decision for four years, I want to make it a 40-year decision. So, I have that school with me for the rest of my life. A school that provides a good bond with the coaches.”
The Florida native says that he will definitely be back for another visit to Nebraska. The Huskers made a big impression on the defender. As he thinks back on his visit there was one thing that stood out to him about everything else.
“The coaches, it felt like family when I got there,” Marshall said. “The way they just came in, greeted me and talked to me felt like family.”
Greg is the Recruiting Analyst for Hail Varsity and has covered Husker athletics since 2013. He has always had a passion for sports while growing up in the Chicago area. As he got older and had to hang up his cleats and sneakers, he realized his passion for sports went beyond just watching and attending games. He has covered many events from the Rose Bowl to championship boxing matches. If he’s not talking sports, he’s hovering over his grill. He is married to an amazing woman, Kim, and they have a dog that barks when Greg yells at the TV during games.