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Tech’s Marshall still with football team

BLACKSBURG – Virginia Tech junior defensive end Corey Marshall met with football coach Frank Beamer Sunday and will remain a member of the Hokies’ team, Marshall’s high school coach said late Sunday night.
Dinwiddie High School coach Billy Mills said Marshall came home from Tech on Friday and returned to campus Sunday, where he met with Beamer.
“He just needed the weekend to get his head clear,” Mills said. “The bottom line is, he’s staying.”
Mills said he spoke with Marshall around 10 p.m. Sunday night after an internet rumor surfaced that he had left the program.
“That’s not true,” Mill said of the rumor. “He did come home Friday, but he talked to Coach Beamer today. He’s still on the team, he plans on staying with team. … It was all a misunderstanding.”
I asked Marshall’s mother, Joyce Combs-Marshall, about the rumor earlier this evening.
“That would be news to me,” she said.
Marshall spent the spring playing defensive end but Tech moved him to defensive tackle this fall because of a lack of depth at the position.
The 6-foot-1, 257-pounder has 39 tackles and 4 ½ sacks in two seasons for the Hokies.