Touted UGA RB recruit doubtful for spring game

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A member of Georgia’s 2012 recruiting class, Keith Marshall graduated high school early in order to get a jump on his collegiate career and participate in spring practice.

Unfortunately for the touted running back, he probably won’t be finishing what he started last month.

Bulldogs head coach Mark Richt said after Saturday’s scrimmage that “the chance of Keith going [in the spring game] is probably not very good.”  Marshall has not been available to practice the past week or so due to a hamstring issue.

Marshall was a four-star member of UGA’s latest recruiting class, rated as the No. 2 all-purpose back in the country by Rivals.com.

Georgia will hold its annual G-Day game this coming Saturday, and Marshall might not be the only member of UGA’s backfield unavailable; Richard Samuel has been dealing with the effects of a concussion and Richt did not sound confident the RB/fullback will see the issue clear up in time for the game.

“Once the symptoms are gone, we do some physical exertion. If they’re okay on that then we get closer to being able to get in,” Richt said. “It’s a process. I think Richard felt pretty good today, but I don’t know if he’s gonna be able to go through that process in enough time to make it for G-Day.”