Defensive tackle Cassius Marsh (6-5, 275, 4.9) from Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian verbally committed to Cal last April and since thinking it over thought he may have made a hasty decision. Though the Cal Bears are still his No. 1 choice, he opened things up just to make sure he made the right decision.
"I wanted to open up mu recruitment because I only saw schools in California," Marsh said. "I want to see schools in the SEC."
Marsh is looking at several schools right now and he's very open. He still likes Cal, UCLA and USC from the west coast, but he also has interest in schools such as Tennessee, LSU, Georgia, Florida, and Florida State.
Marsh hopes to see other parts of the country as he begins going on a camp circuit.
"I'm going to try to take in some in the south," Marsh said. "I hope to camp at either Tennessee or Florida's Friday Night Lights Camp."
"I will definitely go to the USC Rising Stars camp," Marsh said. "I won't be able to go to UCLA's Camp on June 6th because I am taking the SAT that day. I will be going to Cal's Camp on June 13th."
"If I add any other camps this summer," Marsh said. "They will probably come out of the SAT."
Marsh was very upfront with Cal when he let his recruiting coach (Tosh Lupoi) in on his opening of his recruitment.
"I wanted to make it clear that Cal was still No. 1, but I wanted to check out other schools and not be committed anywhere," Marsh said. "I originally wanted to visit all the schools that I was considering.
"Coach (Lupoi) told me he wanted me to be sure and be happy with my choice," Marsh said. "He assured me that Cal still wanted me."
"I probably won't make my college decision until after my senior season," Marsh said. "I want to be sure of where I'm going."
Whoever lands Marsh will be getting a guy 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.