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Marshall talks Oregon-UW game

San Jose (Calif.) Valley Christian running back Byron Marshall returned from his second official visit late last night. The 5-foot-10, 195-pound four-star was part of a talented group of preps in Seattle as the Ducks came rolling into town.

Marshall is one of a few prospects that is considering both programs on his short list. Arizona State, Cal and USC are also in the mix.

The final game at Husky stadium carried a lot of emotion for the fans and players. The recruits noticed the buzz in the stadium as well.

"It was pretty cool and I had a real great time," Marshall said. "The atmosphere was pretty crazy and the stadium was packed. There wasn't an empty seat anywhere and everybody was on their feet the whole game."

Head coach Steve Sarkisian spent some time talking to Marshall on a 1-on-1 basis. He also spent time talking to other players and recruits on his visit.

"The guys on the team seemed cool," he said. "They seemed down to earth and not full of egos. I talked to (fellow recruit) Taylor McNamara the most on the trip. I also met Pio Vatuvei and a bunch of other guys that were cool. I enjoyed the trip but I'm ready to take my other visits too though."

Next Marshall will visit Oregon on Nov. 26, followed by Cal on Dec. 9.

Despite taking a visit to Washington, Marshall was able to see how each team ran their offense and used the running back.

"Oregon is up-tempo and always has that chance at breaking a big play," he said. "Washington is a lot more downhill that NFL teams run. They are different styles but they are each good running teams. Both teams played really well but obviously Oregon won."

With regards to his upcoming trip to Oregon, Marshall said he's excited for that trip.

"I've heard great things about games at Oregon so I can't wait to get up there and experience that myself."

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