Elite 2015 DB High on UCLA

Yet another player from the class of 2015 that we expect to be a national prospect is Encino (Calif.) Crespi defensive back Marvell Tell, who just picked up his second scholarship offer on Tuesday...

Marvell Tell is an athletic free safety with great range and play making skills. He has a great frame at about 6-2, 180 pounds with two more years to grow and fill out. He had a big showing at the SoCal NIKE Camp last month where he clocked a 4.66-40 (electronic), 4.34 shuttle, jumped 37 inches in the vertical and his 94.05 SPARQ Rating was among the best of any sophomore defensive back tested.

Tell plays for the B2G 5 star squad and is one of the most impressive players we've seen this spring. He does everything well at safety and just oozes upside to him.

On the recruiting front, California was first out of the box and offered Tell in February. Offer No. 2 came on Tuesday.

"Nebraska offered me and I'm definitely excited about that one," Tell said. "I talked with Coach Fisher over the phone and that's how I got the offer. I don't know a lot about Nebraska but I know they have great tradition and I'm excited to learn more about them. Coach Fisher seems like a good guy and it's a big offer.

"I talked to Fresno State on Tuesday as well and talked with San Jose State last week. I've also been talking a lot with UCLA and one of my teammates, Tyler Foreman, is going there and he talks to me about UCLA a lot.

"Right now, I like Cal and UCLA a lot, those are the two programs I know the most about in terms of the ones that are recruiting me but it's obviously very early for me and I want to go through the recruiting process."

Tell said he plans to do a few summer camps and possibly some unofficial visits, although nothing is set up yet.

"I'm going to camp with UCLA and USC for sure," Tell said. "Those are the two local schools that I can get to pretty easily and I have interest in both programs. As for unofficial visits, I would like to take some but don't have any planned right now. It's early for me though so I'm just going to play things out and see what happens."

Greg Biggins has been covering recruiting for over 15 years, covering the West since the mid-1990's and currently serves as a national analyst for Scout.com/FOXSportsNext.
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