"I think they're a great program, I think they're going to be a solid team in a few years, and going to be something special," Bilal Marshall said. "They've offered, but I've narrowed down my list and they aren't on it."
Marshall said he liked Northwestern as a program, but that he "felt like there were better opportunities for [him] to get on the field and be successful at different schools."
Marshall has offers from 10 schools: Northwestern, Baylor, Boston College, Duke, Florida International, Kansas, Memphis, Purdue, Rutgers, and Wake Forest. He said that he has currently narrowed his search down to a top-four list including Duke, Purdue, Wake Forest, and Kansas.
"Basically, all four had great academic schools and great football programs, Marshall said. "They were somewhere where I know for a fact I'm going to be very successful in my four to five years there, and I'll be able to have fun."
Marshall represents good size and speed for a dual-threat quarterbackk, and is listed at 6'2", 170 pounds with a listed 4.6 40-yard dash. Marshall threw for 1358 yards and 15 touchdowns last season, and also ran for 971 yards and seven touchdowns.