Keeping Score

Southern Miss gets defensive line verbal commitment

Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College defensive tackle Warwick Marsh said Tuesday that he has verbally committed to play football at Southern Miss.

The 6-foot, 295-pound defensive lineman becomes the second player to commit to USM for the 2016 class. Hinds Community College receiver Marquez McNair is the other early commit for the Golden Eagles.

Marsh called USM head coach Todd Monken Tuesday morning to inform him of his decision.

“He was excited,” Marsh said. “He's ready to get me down there. He was all fired up. He's just a fireball. He's real excited. I'm excited too, man.”

Marsh said he was looking forward to joining former Coffeyville teammates Ricky Parks and safety Devonta Foster at USM. Foster, a safety, is taking part in spring practice and Parks, a defensive end, is set to join the team in the fall.

USM was Marsh's first offer for the 2016 recruiting season, but he held offers from Tennessee-Martin and Murray State out of Northeast High School in Clarksville, Tenn.

Marsh expects to line up at nose guard for the Golden Eagles.

“I'll be getting double-teamed a lot,” Marsh said. “That's what I'm good at. I'm that anchor.”

Marsh has also received recent interest from Arkansas State.

Marsh plans to graduate and sign  with USM in December so he can take part in 2016 spring practice.