Louisville football: Scott Satterfield has high praise for Justin Marshall

Louisville football has a good one in Justin Marshall.

Louisville football wide receiver Justin Marshall has paid his dues waiting in the wings behind some high-level wide receivers during his college career.

However, it appears that his hard work and patience is going to pay off during the 2020 season.

Former head coach Bobby Petrino and his staff brought in so many receivers that rumor has it Tutu Atwell and Keion Wakefield had to share a chair during film study.

But now that the position has thinned out a bit and guys like Seth Dawkins and Jaylen Smith have graduated, it’s Justin Marshall’s turn to show what he has gleaned from his predecessors.

Head coach Scott Satterfield says he has been impressed with Marshall this offseason, and believes he is one of the fastest players on the team.

When asked who was the second-fastest player on the team in terms of pure speed, Satterfield’s initial reaction was to mention Hassan Hall. However, he also wanted to throw Marshall into the mix.

”Justin Marshall is a receiver we have on the outside who can really run,” Satterfield said. “I think, to me, he’s a guy who can have a breakout year for us. We know about Fitzpatrick and Tutu, but Justin’s a guy who’s had a great camp for us- He has great size as well.”

Marshall is a guy who has been on the radar for Louisville fans for quite a while now, and it feels like it’s his time to really break out this season and live up to his billing coming out of high school.

Marshall has only appeared sparingly in his first two seasons of eligibility. However, last season, he looked fantastic in his limited appearances.

In 2019, he hauled in 6 catches for 135 yards with a long of 35. That means every time he had a ball thrown his way, he made the most of his chances.

This is a player to be on the look-out for in 2020.