Jan 1, 2013; Orlando, FL, USA; Georgia Bulldogs running back Keith Marshall (4) makes a touchdown reception as Nebraska Cornhuskers linebacker Will Compton (51) is unable to defend during the fourth quarter of the 2013 Capital One Bowl at the Citrus Bowl. Georgia defeated Nebraska 45-31. Mandatory Credit: Douglas Jones-USA TODAY Sports

Georgia RB Keith Marshall almost committed to Clemson


The Georgia Bulldogs have the best running back duo in the nation with Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall, but if it were not for a last minute change of heart the Bulldogs backfield would have been without one of their stars.

Marshall opened up to RedAndBlack.com about his last minute switch where he stated that the night before his decision he was set on choosing the Clemson Tigers.

“To be honest with you, the night before [my commitment], I was going to Clemson,” Marshall said.

“When I woke up in the morning I knew I couldn’t go to Clemson,” Marshall said. “It didn’t feel right in my heart. I said it before, I didn’t feel right. It’s a great place, great coaches, great people but I knew Georgia was the place I loved, so I had to come here.”

If Marshall would have gone to Clemson to team up with Tajh Boyd and Sammy Watkins, the Tigers would have one of the fiercest quarterback-running back-wide receiver trios in the country. Instead, he is suited up in red and black and helping the Bulldogs stay atop the Southeastern Conference.

Marshall will get a chance to take on the team he almost called his own on August 31 when the Bulldogs travel to Clemson to open the 2013 college football season.

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