There is a good argument that defensive tackle Cassius Marsh (6-5, 278, 4.9) from Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian could be the western region's best defensive tackle prospects and among the very best in the nation for the class of 2010. That is why he already has six offers on the table and by the time spring rolls around he could be high into the double figures with scholie offers.
Marsh has known offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Cal, Oregon, UCLA, and USC. He may have one from Colorado, but that is unclear at this time. According to Oaks Christian head coach, Bill Redell, he would like to hear from Texas.
In the weight room, Marsh currently benches 300-pounds and when you consider the length of his arms that is a heck of a bench. His squat is 400 and he power cleans 275. He has also recorded a very good of a young man his size, 29-inch vertical.
Marsh 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.
The scouting report on Marsh is he has a non-stop motor and never quits on the play. He gets off his blocks and gets to the football. The opposition has to account for Marsh on every play and the opposition can't handle him with one blocker. He plays football with a nasty streak.
Redell heaped on the praise for his talented defensive lineman.
"Cassius is extremely aggressive and quick," Redell said. "He is also very competitive. That is a very good combination of things for a successful division one lineman."
"Cassius is good enough to play with any program in the country," Redell said. "I would like for him to make his decision before his senior season starts and I think he does too."
Marsh and his Oaks Christian teammates are scheduled to take an unofficial visit to UCLA this Saturday and take in the UCLA/Stanford basketball game.
Definitely a player to keep your eye on as the recruiting season of 2010 progresses.