is one half of the University of Georgia's exciting freshman running back duo that also features fellow North Carolina high school football product Todd Gurley
Marshall was the nation's
No. 20 recruit
out of high school while Gurley checked in at No. 36. It was a remarkable haul from the Tar Heel State for Georgia head coach Mark Richt.
Back in North Carolina, Marshall's former track buddy Bryce Love
is carving out a name for himself at Wake Forest-Rolesville (Wake Forest, N.C.)
— and looking a good deal like Marshall in the process.
After all, Marshall and Love grew up together, and it was Marshall's sophomore highlight film that exploded him onto the recruiting scene.
The 5-foot-9, 160-pound Love, a member of the Class of 2015 Top 100 Watch List
, has a similar frame to Marshall and is endowed with comparable speed. Last spring, he was clocked at 10.69 in the 100m as a freshman, a time that Marshall was achieving as a junior.
The good news for Georgia fans is that Marshall is somewhat of a role model to the young Love, who will no doubt have plenty of options when college decision time rolls around.
"Keith motivates me by his accomplishments. I want to be as good as he is or better," he said last fall
Through four games, Love has rushed for four touchdowns and is averaging a very Marshallian 11.87 yards per carry. He has also caught two passes for 105 yards, including a 60-yard touchdown grab.
Check out Love's early season highlights and compare them to Marshall's film below.