Athletic Big Man Wants To Learn More About AU

This talented athlete from the Peach State is playing well through four games of his senior season.

Augusta, Ga.—Lawrence Marsh is a very athletic big man from T.W. Josey High who was very impressive at an Auburn passing camp earlier in the year.

The 6-5, 260-pound athlete, who was showing his athleticism in the summer by catching touchdown passes at tight end and flying around the field at outside linebacker during the passing camp, plays a number of other positions during the season.

"I am playing defensive end, defensive tackle, noseguard, pretty much everything on the defensive line," Marsh says. "On offense, I just play offensive tackle.

"I get big blocks on offense all night, but on defense I've got like five forced fumbles in four games, five sacks and a good many tackles, maybe eight or nine a game," he continues.

Marsh is a big athlete that could play offenive tackle or defensive end on the next level.

Despite a strong start personally, Marsh explains that he is not very happy through four games. "My senior season is not going to great because we have lost the first couple of games. Statistically I am doing pretty good, but as far as my team we are not doing too good. We are a young team."

With an 0-4 start comes disappointment and Marsh says he is trying to help lead his young team in the face of that disappointment, but adds that can be very tough sometimes, even for a veteran.

I have got to try and pick up everybody's heads after we lose," he explains. "I don't deal with losing too good either. We have been losing real close games so I try to motivate my team on the sidelines during the game and everything, but when we lose a game the coaches have to be the main ones telling the team to keep their heads up because I am right there with them crying and frustrated."

With such a rough start for their team during their senior season some college level prospects might be tempted to turn their focus toward the next step. However, Marsh says that is not the case for him.

"I am not really preparing myself for college right now," he explains. "I am just trying to have a good senior season. My coach is telling me to keep a cool head, work hard and have a good senior season and all of that will work itself out."

That advice seems to be working because the talented athlete has already racked up an impressive offer list from across the country. "I have got a good number of offers like Georgia, Notre Dame, South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida, Purdue, Louisville and some schools like that," he notes.

Marsh, who notes that it is a new experience for him to have so much attention focused on himself, explains that he has already been attending some college games and wants to see more.

"I am trying to catch a game every weekend," he says. "I have gone to Georgia and Boise State and Georgia South Carolina. I want to go see Auburn play. I want to go see Florida play and South Carolina and Clemson. I want to see a lot of schools play."

Marsh, who explains that he is wide open with his college decision right now, says the he likes the little bit he has seen of the AU program so far, but wants to learn more.

"I think it is a good school with a lot of tradition," he says. "I mean it is a pretty good school. I haven't really seen too much—I haven't seen what campus life is like or anything like that. I haven't been to a game at Auburn before so I don't know what the game atmosphere is like."


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