Defensive tackle Cassius Marsh (6-5, 275, 4.9) from Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian pulled the trigger over the weekend and chose Cal, but the books aren't entirely closed on his recruitment, but the Golden Bears are definitely in the driver's seat.
"I committed to Cal and I love being a Golden Bear," Marsh said. "I had my visit up there and liked it a lot so I talked to my mom about Cal and she feels comfortable. I'll being going back this coming weekend.
"I just absolutely love the place (Cal) and my mom gave me the go ahead so I went ahead and committed," Marsh said. "I like the setting, the campus and the coaches."
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"I like how their defensive line plays and how Cal gets their players to the NFL," Marsh said. "I also think the team is going to be very good while I'm there. I just felt comfortable at Cal and felt at home."
Though Marsh is obviously enamored with Cal, he still planning on taking his official visits.
"I'm going to take my official visits so my recruitment isn't going to end," Marsh said. "Coach Jeff Tedford and Coach Tosh Lupoi are encouraging me to take visits. They want me to make sure that Cal is for me.
"Who can beat out Cal, I don't know," Marsh said. "Beating out Cal is going to be hard to do, but that's how it is at this point. I will probably go and camp with Cal this summer."
Oaks Christian Coach Bill Redell is sending Marsh's tape to Miami, Florida, Florida State and North Carolina so it would not be surprising that Marsh starts to get some recruiting attention from those schools in addition to the schools that have are already showing recruiting interest.
The Bears get a player in Marsh who earned CIF Defensive Player of the Year, Ventura County Defensive Lineman of the Year, League Defensive Player of the Year and League Defensive Lineman of the Year. Plus he earned first-team all-state for his junior season performance.
Marsh racked up 55 tackles, six sacks and one fumble recovery while fighting through double and triple teams all season long.