After enjoying an MVP performance at the recent Best of the Midwest. Cincinnati (Ohio) St. Xavier tight end Marshall Lang can now add his first scholarship offer. We get the latest on the offer along with recent and upcoming visits planned.
Getting your first Division One scholarship offer is an experience you don’t forget. Knowing someone is seeing the work you’ve done keeps a player motivated and hungry to earn more.
For Marshall Lang, he’s heard many tell him he’s a future Division One prospect. Tuesday, two college coaches told him he was with scholarship offers.
“Coach (Travis) Tislaretz of Youngstown State texted me today asking me to call him,” said Lang. “When I called, he asked me a few questions and told me he wanted a chance to get to know me. We spoke about what I’m looking for in a college and then he said the coaches as a staff had sat down and reviewed my tape and felt I was a player they couldn’t miss out on.
“I don’t know much about them but plan on going up there soon for a visit and to learn more.”
While the Penguins are the first offer, Lang has been hearing from many and added a second offer shortly after.
“Ball State has also offered me,” he said. “Coach (Patrick) Dougherty texted me and asked me to call him. We talked about my hardest classes and about some of my other classes. It was more of a conversation between a couple of guys. He said how he really liked how I played football and then offered me. He feels I would be a great part of their foundation and I’m really excited about this offer.
Lang has also recently made several on campus visits.
“I visited Miami for a Junior Day recently and they offer an extreme education with football,” he said. “An offer from Miami would allow me a chance to follow in my dad, brother and sisters’ footsteps. We have a lot of legacy there.
“My dad seemed to really enjoy his time there and as much as I don’t like to say it, (laugh) he turned out ok. I’ve heard a lot of great stories from all of them about their time there and don’t feel I would be disappointed in my time there.”
Another school the Lang family has ties is Purdue. Lang hopes to visit there in the spring.
“My mom attended Purdue and played golf there before going on to play golf professionally,” he explained. She always talks about her time there and I think it would be a great fit for me with their style of offense.”
This past weekend, Lang also visited several other programs.
“I visited Yale, Harvard, West Point and Bryant University,” he continued. “Those were all exciting visits and didn’t disappoint at all. The architecture at Yale was amazing as the buildings are beautiful. The campus at Harvard is unbelievable, and Bryant really surprised me with their campus and facilities.
“At Bryant, I spoke with Coach (Chris) Merritt as he wanted me to come up there. I met a couple of their coaches and got a tour. At Harvard, Coach (Tim) Murphy gave me an introduction to the coaches. However, I spent the most time with Coach (Joel) Lamb. He explained how I would be used in their offensive scheme.”
This spring, Lang and his family are looking to visit several schools in the Midwest during spring break. First Star Football Report will continue to follow Lang and his recruitment in the coming months.