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NoCal RB up to three offers

Running back/linebacker Cameron Marshall (5-10, 195, 4.32) from San Jose (Calif.) Valley Christian is has seen his stock heat up this spring and now he has two written offers from Pac 10 schools and one verbal offer from a Mountain West school.
"Washington State first wrote Cameron and offered him," Greg Marshall, Cameron's dad said. "Just yesterday Washington State wrote a letter addressed to my wife and I stating that they are prepared to support Cameron and all of his needs academically and athletically.
"Arizona State was the first to offer Cameron with a written letter," Greg Marshall said. "Coach Dennis Erickson wanted to extend Cameron an offer because they feel he fits in with what they do and they also pledged their support in Cameron's academic endeavors.
"Utah was watching film on another player and said, 'who is that?' They said if Cameron was interested in Utah then there would be a scholarship for him."
While Marshall's numbers aren't going to be as glossy as some other players due to the fact that Valley Christian runs three running backs and three players get their share of touches.
Still Marshall earned all-section honors for his talents on both sides of the football as a running back and linebacker.
Marshall has that incredible work ethic that separates the great from the good. His current numbers are as impressive as his 4.32 speed. His current bench is 335, dead lifts 440, squats 480 and his power clean is 255. He has a vertical jump of 35-inches.
Believe it or not Marshall is only 16.
On the track, Marshall is also a prospect. He had the fastest time in California in the 100 and is the sixth fastest indoor in the United States. He also has a long jump of 23-plus and he his 47-foot triple jump is a Pacific Association region record.
Now that all that is written, he is a football player first.
In an earlier interview with Valley Christian coach Mike Machado he had the following to say about his talented prospect.
"Though there are those who might be tempted to play Cameron on the defensive side of the because of everything he brings to the table, but he projects as a running back. He has too much talent as a running back to play him anywhere else, because he's most dangerous when he has his hands on the ball.
"Cameron has that great burst that all the great running backs have and he has extreme power. He runs right though tacklers. He is also excellent out of the backfield as a receiver and he's an excellent blocker, too. He's the complete back.
Marshall has outstanding bloodlines his sister recently accepted a full track scholarship to Arizona and his younger brother Byron Marshall may end up being the best athlete in the family, so keep an eye another Marshall making headlines in the future.