Hokies add Marshall to 2011 class

Corey Marshall, a three-star defensive lineman from Dinwiddie County (Dinwiddie, Va.) committed toVirginia Tech on Tuesday, joining teammate Chris Hall, who was also recruited by the Hokies.

This was a win for Virginia Tech over first-year Virginia coach Mike London, whose staff is raising the recruiting bar in-state. The recruiting races between these two schools should continue to intensify, as London and his staff will be competing for many of the same players.

There's definitely enough talent in the state to go around, though. The 255-pound Marshall chose the Hokies over Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee and Michigan. He was also recruited by NC State, Connecticut, East Carolina, Georgia Tech and Buffalo, among others.

He made 110 tackles and had seven sacks as a junior at Dinwiddie.

Hall, recruited as a tight end, is expected to grayshirt and enroll January 2012.

The Hokies now have six pledges.