Marsh Finds A Lot To Like About Auburn

Lawrence Marsh talks about his official visit.

Augusta, Ga.—Big defensive line prospect Lawrence Marsh from T. W. Josey High says that he learned a whole lot about the Auburn experience on his official visit to the Plains over the weekend, and notes that he came away very impressed.

"I got to meet the coaches," he says. "I met a lot of the players. I met Robert Dunn. He is from Augusta, Georgia and I got to hang with him. I got to meet Antonio Coleman. I got to go out, check out the town and check out the people. I got to look at the scheme and see how they would want to play me and stuff like that. It was a pretty good weekend. I felt comfortable there. It felt like home. I like what I saw."

The 6-5, 255-pound athlete, who is being recruited as a defensive end, adds that watching the Tigers defensive line shred the Alabama offense was the highlight of the visit for him. "It was fun to see those boys on defense," he explains. "I liked the defensive ends. The defensive ends showed me something. They showed me that they like to fly around on defense and they like to get after the quarterback and that is what I like to do, so seeing that this weekend really showed me something."

He says that along with seeing some great things out of the Tigers on the field, he also saw some great things from the AU program off the field as well. "The thing I like about the team—I believe this team would be together whether they lose or win," Marsh says. "No one person stands out more than the other even though they have got some big-time players and NFL prospects. Nobody really acts like they are arrogant or anything like that, so I like that.

"Auburn, it feels like you are a family and you can always come back to Auburn," he continues. "Also, it is a football town and I like towns like that, it is going to be about football and it is not boring and it is close to home. I like everything. I like it a lot. There are no bad things about Auburn."

Lawrence Marsh is one of the South's most athletic big men in the class of 2006.

Overall, the big athletic defender says that he would have to give his trip very high marks. "It was pretty good," Marsh notes. "It was everything I thought it would be. I thought the game was going to be a showdown, but they came out and handled business. The atmosphere was good and all of the people welcomed me. I would probably give it a 10...or a 9 1/2, it was a pretty good visit."

With official visits to Auburn and Notre Dame in the books and a trip to Florida scheduled for next weekend, Marsh says that he believes his recruitment is nearing an end. "I am going to take my visit next week and then after that I should be letting coaches know how I feel and where I am going," he explains.

The athletic lineman, who was a standout at an Auburn passing camp during the summer, says that he racked up over 85 tackles and more than 15 sacks during his senior season.

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