Last weekend, the four-star defensive tackle was back on Cal’s campus for his official visit. While the Golden Bears came out on the losing end of a 30-3 decision to USC, Marsh said that his trip was a success.
“It was really cool, and I was still able to have some fun even though they lost,” he said. “You would love for the home team to win on your official visit, because it helps out with the mood of everything, but it was still enjoyable.”
This weekend, Marsh will make his second official visit of the fall.
“I am flying into Baton Rouge at 8 a.m. on Saturday and leaving on Monday,” he said. “This is one trip that I have had planned and have been looking forward to for a good bit.”
With extended family already residing in Baton Rouge, the 6-foot-4, 290-pound Marsh said that LSU provides a unique atmosphere – a second home of sorts.
“I have my cousins already over there, so there has always been that on my mind,” he said. “This weekend is going to give me the chance to see if LSU is a school that I could enroll at and live for four years. I have heard nothing but great things, and the staff has produced NFL talent off the defensive line, but seeing the campus and meeting all the coaches will really be important to me.”
With No. 1 Florida headed to town to face No. 4 LSU, the storyline that the game brings has added another level of excitement for the nation’s No. 19 ranked defensive tackle.
“I am really pumped that the weekend got here and both teams are still undefeated,” Marsh said. “Those are two big-time SEC programs in a crazy environment, and I have never experienced that. It is awesome that it is going down like this.”
Marsh, a Westlake Village, California resident, said that he plans to visit Arizona State next weekend and Oklahoma at the end of the month. A fifth visit is still a possibility.
“I might check out USC, but I am not certain,” he said. “I will be at ASU for the Washington game, and then OU for Kansas State. It will be a pretty packed schedule.”
While Cal has been the frontrunner to land the one-time commitment, Marsh said that his official visit to LSU would be the Tigers’ chance to make their mark.
“The interest in LSU is genuine,” he said. “From the family I have there to LSU being a huge program, I really like what I see. That is why I can’t wait for Saturday to come.”