The Butler Bulldogs continue to make moves on the recruiting trail. On Wednesday morning, the Bulldogs picked up a commitment from one of their top targets, and they were able to do damage down in the Sunshine State when Khyle Marshall pulled the trigger.
At 6-foot-6 and 200 pounds, Marshall doesn't have the look of a prototypical power forward, but he more than gets the job done. Marshall has a big time motor that never quits, and is super productive attacking the rim and scoring down low.
On Wednesday after a long recruitment, he decided to end his recruitment and pick the Bulldogs of Butler.
"I just wanted to confirm to you that Khyle Marshall has committed to the Butler Bulldogs," said Marshall's high school coach Jeam Pierre.
Pierre continued, "Khyle picked Butler over Old Dominion."
Both Butler and Old Dominion did an excellent job of recruiting Marshall, but at the end of the day it came down to the winning tradition at Butler.
"I think it came down to the history at Butler, and the fact that they are a perennial power within the Horizon League," said Pierre. "He knows he will have a legitimate chance year in and year out of winning the conference or getting an at-large bid because of the schedule."
Pierre says that Marshall also felt the Bulldogs style of play suits Marshall's game. "Also he felt like he fit, he just fits with their style of play."
Marshall becomes the second commitment in 2010 for the Bulldogs. Butler also picked up a commitment from high flying Chrishawn Hopkins.