Tell talks recruiting with the Trojans

Encino (Calif.) Crespi four-star safety Marvell Tell discusses his recruting process and where USC fits in.

Encino (Calif.) Crespi four-star safety Marvell Tell is finally back on the field after recovering from a broken collarbone. Tell may be speeding up on the field, but he's keeping things slow when it comes to the recruiting process.

"They're all kind of at the same level right now, but I'll narrow it down at the end of the school year," said Tell.

Tell currently boasts offers from Arizona State, California, Colorado, Louisville, Miami, Nebraska, Nevada, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, San Diego State, Tennessee, UCLA, USC, Utah, Vanderbilt, Washington and Washington State.

Taking a look at the Trojans, Tell says he is being recruiting by Coach Marques Tuiasosopo. Tell visited USC in February for their Junior day.

With a fair amount of Pac-12 schools on his list—and the Trojans and Bruins both interested—Tell could stay local. However, he says he is willing to go anywhere.

"It doesn't matter to me about the area I go to; just whatever school best fits me," said Tell.

"Academics have to be strong, nice community and of course football is a big aspect, I mean I'm going there to play, continued Tell. "I want to have a good relationship with the coaches and the players, that's all I need."

Before Tell cuts his list down at the end of the school year, the 6-foot-2 (and "a halfish" according to Tell) safety says he wants to add some weight to his 185 lb. frame. "I hope to be about 190, 195 lbs," said Tell. "Just put some more weight on the frame and just show I'm athletic and fast and just work on the speed area of my game."

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