CSD TV: Introducing Shamar Gaines

California is in the market for at least one safety in the 2010 class. With multiple offers out to some of the best prep safety prospects in the nation, the next offer could be headed in the direction of College of the Sequoias' Shamar Gaines. Despite redshirting last season, he holds two offers and Cal has started to show interest. Cal Sports Digest caught up with Gaines on Wednesday at COS…

Shamar Gaines (6-2, 205) is a big, powerful safety who plays aggressively. He did not play last season; nonetheless, he holds verbal offers from Memphis and Marshall with California showing interest after a recent visit by Golden Bear special team coach Pete Alamar.

College of the Sequoias sent four defensive backs to FBS schools in the 2009 class, including three safeties. But according to COS secondary coach Tony Perry, Gaines could be better than all of them.


Shamar Gaines is expected to garner more offers this off-season.

"Gaines is powerful," said Perry. "When colleges come and finally see him, they're going to offer.

The Glassboro, New Jersey native would like to go to a school closer to home, but he has not ruled staying out West if the right school/offer came along. Gaines talks about his recruitment in this CSD TV interview…

Shamar Gaines Interview –


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