Augusta (Ga.) Josey star defensive end Lawrence Marsh took in the Southern Cal-Notre Dame game last weekend on his official visit to South Bend. The 6-foot-5, 260-pounder was impressed with everything he saw on his visit.
"It was a pretty good visit. I liked how they treated us, it was first class. I also liked how the team and coaches got up for a big game," he said. "I got there Friday night. On Saturday, I met with the coaches and then went to the game. Afterwards, I went out with my host Justin Brown and other players. Then the next morning I talked to the academic advisors and met with coach Weis and the other coaches. I really liked coach Oliver and Lewis, they were really cool. Oliver is a good coach who demands a lot out of his players and they both treat the players' right."
How did Marsh enjoy perhaps the best game of the college football season?
"It was a pretty good game, but I felt like Notre Dame was robbed," he said. "I think they could have used a little more of a pass rush at the end and they just needed a play here and there and they would have won the game. They have true fans there and they were crazy, wherever I went people said Lawrence come to Notre Dame and they made me feel welcome.
"I saw that Notre Dame plays pretty good defense, but they don't get too many sacks. I feel I'm known for getting sacks and am a well rounded defensive end that could help them."
The three-star prospect gave the Irish official a perfect 10.
"I saw a lot I could benefit from if I were to go there and they are a class act institution, everything I saw I liked," he said. "I don't want to say anyone is leading right now because I could mislead others. I still plan to take officials to Florida and probably Maryland, but then I don't know even if I'll take those visits. We'll see what happens, but right now it's hard to say what I'll do."