Defensive tackle Cassius Marsh (6-5, 278, 4.9) from Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian plays his position the way it is supposed to be played. He has nonstop motor and he plays the game with a nasty edge. That is why Marsh is one of the most sought after players on the west coast. The talented defensive linemen has taken in two junior days of late.
UCLA was his most recent junior day.
"UCLA was cool and the campus is great," Marsh said. "My mom, my girl friend and I had a personal tour of the campus with Coach Rick Neuheisel. He was wearing a UCLA jersey with my number 71 on it all over campus."
"It was cool that I was able to hang out with (defensive line) Coach Todd Howard, (defensive coordinator) CoachChuck Bullough, and the other coaches."
"Cal was amazing," Marsh said. "I was able to hang out with (defensive line) Coach Tosh Lupoi, (defensive coordinator) Coach Bob Gregory and head Coach Jeff Tedford.I had a lot of fun at Cal. It was a great experience."
"I know I will probably make my decision before the season starts," Marsh said. "Probably in one or two month and my top three are Cal, UCLA and USC."
"I'm very satisfied with my offers, but if Notre Dame, Florida or Texas would offer that would give something to think about."
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 280. He has also recorded a very good of a young man his size, 30-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.