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February 2, 2011

Getting to know: Isreal Marshall

Isreal Marshall is one of a handful of prospects expected to sign with ASU from the Phoenix-area and the lone linebacker prospsect in the class.

Name: Isreal Marshall

Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona

School: Mountain Pointe

Position: Linebacker

Height: 6-foot-2

Weight: 205 pounds

40-yard dash: 4.5 seconds

Bench max: 290 pounds

Squat max: 355 pounds

Clean max: 265 pounds

Vertical leap: 39.7

Shuttle time: unknown

Senior stats: 89 tackles, 5 Touchdowns, 3 interceptions, 3 fumble recovery, 1 forced fumble

Senior honors: All-City, All-Region, All-State, Friday Night Defensive player of the Year, Friday night Defense All-Team, Lon Pritchard Award.

Rivals.com ranking: No. 15 prospect in Arizona

Offers: Arizona State University, Arizona, Boise State, Northern Colorado, Colorado State, Northern Arizona

Favorite food: Pizza and hot wings at Long Wongs

Favorite movie: Ironman 2

Favorite music type/artist: Hip Hop/ R&B

Favorite female celebrity: Jennifer Lopez

Favorite NFL player: "I don't watch sports really so I can't chose, I don't have one."

Favorite hobby: Drawing and doing artwork

Role model: "My role model is my grandma because she put me on the path I am now"

Best sports memory: "In high school basketball when I dunked on this guy from Tucson in the playoffs."

On the first time he knew he was good enough to play at the next level: "Probably when Boise State offered me and I received my first offer going into my senior year in the summer."

On moving to ASU and being on his own: "I think it's going to be a big step in maturity I'm going to have to developed even more. I will have to take on more responsibility but I'm ready."

Why ASU: "Close, good connection with the coaches, coach Christian got me real comfortable, the facilities, the players and another reason to stay close with grandma with health issues and another reason to stay close with her."

On his goals for next season: "To compete as a freshman and try to get on the field as much as possible and to be a scholar baller every year and the rest of my career."

On his signing day plans: "To have my family and friends there and have fun, go to Marjles and meet the new recruits and go hang out with them and get to know the people who are coming to ASU."



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