School: Millard South High School
State: Omaha, NE
Position: ATH (QB/S)
Measurables: 6'0" 200 lbs
Breakdown: Unless you live in the state of Nebraska, you have probably never heard of the Millard North standout named Bronson Marsh. Marsh is a winner in more ways than one. He's competitive and athletic, something that the Pelini brothers love in their players.
However, even though Nebraska people might think that Marsh is supremely underrated, I have to think that he isn't. Marsh has good speed, but he is not great. If he had garnered most of his attention on the defensive side of the ball, the story might be different.
- Marsh has good speed but doesn't change direction with regularity. If he can get his angles down, he could become another Matt O'Hanlon by the end of his career, but better.
- Bronson is a smart player with winning intangibles. Sometimes that's what makes the difference when the going gets tough.
- He has good strength and has put on a bit of weight, which makes him a viable option for the safety position, but he needs about a year of redshirting and strength work if he is going to get to the muscle-mass size that the Pelini brothers like out of their safeties.
- The question will be how well Bronson can transition from High School to college. Similar athletes haven't always done well right off the bat.
- He's more of an unknown, even to Nebraska people. He does several things well but nothing great, which can be an asset, especially on special teams.
Marsh has an uphill road to climb in order to contribute on the field, but you better believe he will compete day in and day out on the practice field. People familiar with his work in high school will find it very difficult to root against the kid. And you really shouldn't. It wouldn't be a stretch to say that Marsh could be a player who works his way into the Pelini's good graces with his speed and athleticism but mostly his hard work.
He may be technically the lowest rated player in this year's class, but that shouldn't count him out. Remember, O'Hanlon was a walk on, so anything could happen.