Laffen brings the heat for De Anza

It's been a relatively slow recruiting season for one of the best pass-rushers in the California JC ranks so far, but De Anza DE Marcus Laffen (6-3, 250) isn't too stressed out. That's because he's focused on helping his team realize its dreams of making the playoffs this fall. caught up with the talented defender recently and he updated us on how his offseason is progressing...

Laffen, pronounced (LuhFeen), is an impressive physical presence on the field. He's got excellent size and impressive speed and quickness and a motor that never stops.

"I'm real quick off the ball and I read plays pretty well," Laffen told recently. "I've been working hard on my strength a lot and my flexibility and I want to get my speed better than it is.

"Right now, I'm working out six days a week to get to where I need to be."

As a freshman, Laffen posted over 50 tackles and 10 sacks while being named First Team All-Conference in 2007.

"I had a good season, but I want to be even better this year," Laffen said. "We have a good young team and we're focused on winning this fall and I plan to be a leader on our defense this fall."

On the recruiting front, Laffen's standout season hasn't resulted in much recruiting attention, but he's hoping that changes in the near future.

"I'm working on a DVD for my highlights right now so I'm hoping that will get more schools interested in me," Laffen said. "I'm interested in anyone and I would go anywhere a school was if I had a good chance of playing there, but since I'm from the west coast I'm very interested in the Pac 10, the WAC and the Mountain West."

Laffen has been hard at work in the classroom and he expects to graduate in December and after he signs with a school he will have three years to play two seasons.

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