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Parkway's Terrace Marshall Jr. pulls in a pass.

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After the first day of the early signing period, LSU had a respectable showing with 18 players committed to spend next season in Baton Rouge.

But there was still one thing missing: a big-time, five-star signing.

That would have to wait until Friday.

The Bossier City native decided to stay in state for his college career when he picked LSU over programs like Texas A&M and Texas, immediately signing his letter of intent afterward.

At 6-foot-2, 192 pounds, Marshall is the No. 11 overall player and the top rated receiver in the 2018 class, despite missing eight games of his senior season with a foot injury.

With the departure of LSU's top two receivers in DJ Chark and Russell Gage to graduation, Marshall could compete for playing time early on with the Tigers.

Name: Terrace Marshall Jr.

Position: Wide Receiver

Measurables: 6-foot-2, 192 pounds

High School: Parkway

Hometown: Bossier City, Louisiana

Committed: December 22, 2017

247Sports Position Rank: No. 1

247 Composite rating: 5 stars

At a Glance: As the No. 11 player in the country and the top receiver, Marshall is by far the biggest score of the early signing period for LSU, and possibly for the entire 2018 class. Marshall missed eight games this year with a broken small fibula in his left foot, but that shouldn't keep him from being a major factor in the Tigers' future plans.

What They’re Saying:

"(Marshall) is an elite receiver prospect who combines outstanding frame potential with equally impressive athleticism. Marshall has the size of a big outside receiver and the ability to gain yards after the catch of smaller, more agile receivers. He's an elite downfield threat who can hit the home run on any given play. As with any young receiver, there's some polish that can be added, but overall, Marshall is a do-it-all outside receiver who will be one of the nation's top pass-catching prospects in the 2018 class." — 247Sports.com recruiting analyst Gabe Brooks

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