Millbrook's Marshall blazes to the head of his class

Millbrook senior RB Keith Marshall is ranked tops at his position in the ESPNU 150 Andrew Craft/ESPNHS

No matter if you're perusing the top football players in North Carolina or examining the best tailbacks in the nation, it all starts with Keith Marshall. So it makes sense that the Millbrook senior RB, ranked No. 1 among running backs and sixth overall in the ESPNU 150, would be the first to grace our ESPNHS North Carolina cover this year.

The magazine, which hit schools this week, touches on Marshall's deep love for the game's greatest running backs and how that's helped him become not only an excellent tailback blessed with 4.22-second 40 speed, but also the defending state champ in the 100.

To read more about Marshall's impressive athletic skills, click here.

Brandon Parker covers North Carolina for ESPNHS magazine and ESPNHIGHSCHOOL.com. Follow him on Twitter @brandoncparker or email him at brandon.c.parker@espn.com.