Deylan Marrow Leads Mission in Tackles

Just because Riverside LB Deylan Marrow is leading the Mission Conference in tackles doesn't mean he doesn't like to play a little offense as well.

He's a big hitter and a sure-tackler, but he's also been moonlighting at fullback for the Tigers.

"They've been using me at fullback in the goalline situations which is a lot of fun," Marrow told  "In high school I used to start at running back, linebacker and kicker so I never left the field.  Now I'm usually only out there on defense which I love, but I have a heart for every position on the football field and I missed it a lot."

Marrow has posted 70 tackles, two interceptions and one quarterback sack on the season and also busted over for his first collegiate touchdown this past week in a 45-21 shellacking of Long Beach City.

"It was a short-yardage situation and we were on the 10," Marrow said.  "I just took the handoff and blew through a couple guys and the next thing I know it was like ‘Touchdown!'."

On the recruiting front, Marrow received his first offer recently when Idaho State called and said they wanted him to consider them.

"They want me to set up a visit soon so I'm trying to work that out with them," Marrow said.  "I'm interested and I'd like to check them out during their season.\

"The other schools I'm still hearing from the most are Oregon, Fresno State, Minnesota and UTEP."

Marrow said he's on pace to graduate in February with his degree and is hopeful that he can be at a four-year school for spring practices. 


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