Alabama pushing for Miami football prospect Jason Marshall to delay commitment

Andrew Ivins of Inside the U reported on Tuesday Miami football prospect, five-star cornerback Jason Marshall that Alabama who is the primary competition for the Hurricanes could be pushing for him to delay his commitment.

Speculation was rampant over the weekend that five-star cornerback Jason Marshall from Palmetto could be nearing a commitment. A flurry of crystal balls in favor of the Miami football program followed by a series of cryptic tweets from several Hurricanes staff members that a commitment could be near from Marshall.

Andrew Ivins of Inside the U reported that Marshall and his family spoke with the Alabama and Miami football coaching staffs on Saturday. The Crimson Tide staff according to Ivins could be pushing for Marshall to delay his commitment. Miami spoke with Marshall and his parents since Saturday according to Ivins.

No information was available if the Alabama staff had communicated with Marshall since they spoke on Saturday. While some speculation has been made that the Palmetto five could be thinking about playing together in college, most information has indicated that the quintet is making their decisions individually.

Miami already has commits from four-defensive tackle Savion Collins and three-star wide receiver Brashard Smith from Palmetto. Collins has been projected to eventually flip to Florida, but information within the past week has indicated that seems more likely to hold on to his commitment than they had been recently.

Five-star defensive tackle Leonard Taylor from Palmetto is scheduled to make his commitment public on Thursday. Four-star Palmetto Corey Collier will announce his commitment on Monday. Marshall is considering Florida in addition to Miami and Alabama and has Oregon and LSU in his top five.

Marshall has a 91.7 percent chance of committing to Miami according to his 247Sports profile. Taylor has all nine crystal balls projected for him as committing to the Hurricanes. Either player would move Miami up a few places from 10th in the 2021 ratings. Commitments from Marshall and Taylor would move Miami to fourth.