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Xavier 2017 priority target Naji Marshall cuts list

Marshall recently accelerated his time table after cutting his list of schools down

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Xavier has been pursuing Naji Marshall hard this summer, and it has paid off as the Muskies have made the 2017 wing's final seven:

Just to quickly note, Marshall had tweeted out that he was set to commit this Friday, but he has since deleted that tweet. What exactly that indicates is anyone's guess.

Anyway, Marshall is a versatile wing standing 6'6" or so. He is improving as a finisher, but he's athletic, reads the game well, and is a good defender. Xavier has been on him hard; you almost literally haven't been able to go to one of his games during the evaluation period without seeing a Xavier coach. Will that be enough to seal the deal? Scout thinks so:

Stay tuned.