Talented Big Man Eager to Visit Tigers

This talented football prospect from the Peach State is scheduled to visit Auburn officially for the Iron Bowl this weekend.

Augusta, Ga.-—This weekend will be a big one on the field for the Auburn Tigers when they take on Alabama in the annual Iron Bowl. It will also be a big recruiting weekend as five official visitors are expected on the Plains including athletic lineman Lawrence Marsh from Josey High.

A 6-5, 255 standout who played both ways for Josey as a junior and senior, Marsh is coming off a fantastic senior season that saw him make 15 sacks on defense and have what he calls his best year ever blocking on offense. That's enough to get him over 15 offers. One of those offers is from Auburn and he says he can't wait to see the atmosphere surrounding the game this weekend.

"I'm just looking forward to seeing if I like the campus and game atmosphere," Marsh tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "I just want to see if I can see myself playing over there for the next four years. I'm really looking forward to the game."

A visitor to Auburn over the summer for a 7-on-7 passing camp, Marsh is familiar with the program and the coaching staff. He says that's one of the many things he likes about the Tigers at the moment.

"They have a good team," Marsh says. "They've been showing interest for a long time. I saw a lot of things when I was there and they were watching a lot of my games then."

Marsh has the frame to play at over 300 pounds in college.

In addition to the Tigers Marsh says that Florida, Georgia and Clemson are at the top of his list at the moment, but concedes that he's still open if he sees something he likes. "There are a lot of schools that want me," he notes. "It's hard to have a top five at the moment because I have about 17 or 18 offers."

Despite his team going winless on the season at 0-10, Marsh showed why he's considered a top prospect on both sides of the ball for the next level. Teams are recruiting him mostly as an offensive lineman where tackle is likely his future destination.

In addition to Marsh the Tigers will have other top prospects in both officially and unofficially for the Alabama game. Talented tackle prospect Lee Tilley from Columbus, Ohio is expected in for an official visit as well as lineman Byron Isom from Lovejoy High in Georgia. His teammate and current Auburn commit Mario Fannin is expected for an official visit as well along with top defensive end prospect Jermaine Cunningham from Stephenson High in Stone Mountain, Ga.

On the list of unofficial visitors who could be in for the game are commitments Bart Eddins, Neil Caudle, Zach Clayton and Terrell Zachery.

Also expected in are athlete Earl Alexander from Central Phenix City, offensive lineman Mike Berry from Brentwood (TN) Academy, defensive end Demetrius Culpepper from Benjamin Russell High in Alexander City, running back Cordera Eason from Meridian (Miss.), tight end Michael Goggans from Benjamin Russell, defensive end Raven Gray from Enterprise, wide receiver Tim Hawthorne from Homewood, wide receiver Mike McCoy from NW Rankin (Miss.), offensive tackle Andre Smith from Huffman and defensive end Deantwan Whitehead from West End.

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