CCSU offers Central's Williams, Marshall

Central Connecticut State offered two of Springfield Central's top Class of 2014 football recruits, quarterback Cody Williams and tight end/linebacker Kenneth Marshall, earlier today.

In 11 games last year, the 6-foot-3, 170-pound Williams completed 64 percent of his passes for 1,797 yards, with 20 touchdowns to just five interceptions. He also added 187 yards and five scores on the ground, as the Golden Eagles went 12-1 and captured the MIAA Division 1 West Super Bowl Championship.

Williams received his first Division 1 FCS offer earlier this week, from Monmouth University (N.J.). He has been seeing varying degrees of interest from Division 1 programs across the Northeast, including Boston College, UMass, UConn, Duke, Colgate, Fordham and Rutgers.

Marshall, a 6-foot, 190-pound outside linebacker, started all 13 games last year for the Eagles. He ranked fourth on the team in tackles with 64 (seven for loss), and also registered three sacks, two forced fumbles and an interception.