Wayne High School
Huber Heights, Ohio
HIGH SCHOOL Voted as postseason senior captain by teammates... Two-year starter at defensive back for large Dayton-area school... As senior, earned All-Southwest Ohio Conference and Greater Miami Valley Area honors after contributing 128 tackles and three forced fumbles for 8-4 Warrior squad that advanced to second round of Division 1 state playoffs... Helped Warriors beat nationally ranked East St. Louis HS early in season... Contributed 49 tackles and three interceptions as junior... Also sprints on track team, with best of 10.8 (100 meters)... Also ran leg on 4x100-meter relay that finished sixth at state meet.
PERSONAL Javon Anthony Marshall... Son of Percy and LaWan Marshall... Born on Jan. 12, 1991 in Dayton... Has a younger sister, Jade... Dad is teen mentor in community; mom works in hospital human resources.
WAYNE HEAD COACH JAY MINTON
"They're going to love Javon at Vanderbilt, you wait and see. He's going to be one of those guys that will find a way to get on the field. He'll have a positive impact there just like he did here.
"On the field, Javon is a real tenacious player, and one of the very best tacklers this school has produced. He also has the speed you want in a defensive back and can really move his hips in coverage. Javon also is fundamentally extremely sound in technique.
"We've been blessed with great defensive backs at Wayne, guys such as (current Tampa Bay Buccaneer) Will Allen, and I'd put Javon right there with any of them."