2016 Prospect Visits UCLA

Even though he's just a sophomore he already is one of the top safety prospects out west with three early scholarship offers on the table...

Marquel Dismuke is a young safety but already looks the part. At 6-2, 190 pounds, he has great frame and has looked good this spring playing for Team 19 on the 7v7 circuit.

The athlete shows up well on film at receiver and safety but projects on the defensive side of the ball. He's rangy and can cover a lot of ground. He has good ball skills, shows athleticism in pass coverage and is physical and strong in run support.

On the recruiting front, Dismuke landed his first offer from Mississippi State. The safety took a visit to Arizona State and landed an offer from the Sun Devils and landed offer No. 3 from California over the weekend.

"I had a great visit to Cal, I liked it there a lot," Dismuke said. "I went with some of the guys from Team 19 and we all had a good time. We watched practice and then went in to the locker room. I met with Coach Burns, the DB coach, and he originally offered me but wanted me to talk to Coach Dykes.

"I talked to Coach Dykes and then he made it official. Cal has a beautiful campus and we got to see a lot of it. We toured the stadium, saw the facilities and I also got to sit in on their position meetings and see how they do things. Overall, it was a great visit and I'm definitely interested in Cal."

On Monday, Dismuke took a visit to UCLA, his first time checking out the Bruins this year.

"It was great, I watched practice and then met with Coach Martin for a while," Dismuke said. "He's a real cool guy and they sound very interested. They didn't offer but want me to come and camp with them and also said they'll be by to see me in the spring.

"UCLA is coming up, they're on the rise for sure. Growing up, I followed USC more, I only started paying attention to UCLA a little bit ago but I like them and I was really impressed with the size and athletic ability of their players at practice."

Dismuke said he's hopeful of taking a few more unofficial visits over the spring and summer but hasn't locked in any specific locations just yet.

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