March 28, 2011

Colorado State still in the game for Marsh

With a growing list of scholarship offers, Compton (Calif.) cornerback Alphonso Marsh is seeing his recruiting stock rise by the week. The 6-foot-3, 175-pound corner from Dominguez High School is becoming well-known amongst Pac-12 schools, but that hasn't stopped Colorado State from contacting him.

While it was reported that CSU had offered a scholarship, Marsh said that conversation has happened, but he didn't think the Rams had pulled the trigger on an offer yet.

"I haven't really talked to Colorado State like that yet," he said when asked about a scholarship from the Rams. "They are sending me letters. I had talked to them during the season about getting offered. The talk lately has been letters about spring practice and the program. They want me to be a Ram."

Colorado State is hardly the only school after Marsh. New Mexico, Tennessee, Arizona, Washington, Southern Methodist and UCLA have all offered. Marsh said Oregon and Arizona State seem to be on the verge of their own offers.

Marsh said he doesn't have any favorites yet, although he has been taking a hard look at UCLA, Arizona and Washington. The Compton corner said the Rams do have a shot, based on their Physical Therapy program as well as their location.

"Yeah, they do (have a chance)," Marsha said. "It (playing in a big conference) doesn't matter. I would love to leave the state and get out of the West Coast area and the Pac 10 area. I am basing my decision on education."

For now, Marsh is running track - and specializing in the 200 meters where he runs a 22.8.

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