At 6-foot-3 and 180 pounds, 2022 Waverly receiver Riley Marsh has the ideal body type for a receiver.
And after a junior campaign in 2020 where he grabbed 13 passes for a team-high 259 yards and two touchdowns in a run-heavy offense, college football programs around the area want to get a look at him.
The senior-to-be Marsh, who will compete in Nebraska’s first Friday Night Lights event in Lincoln, plans on attending a camp at Iowa State on June 9 and others at South Dakota State and Wyoming later in the month.
Marsh loves playing a receiver and is eager to show college coaches what he can do.
“I kind of fell in love with and find joy in going out and grabbing the ball and making big plays,” Marsh said. “I like to think that I’m pretty good at getting open and running routes. I pride myself on doing that and making sure I can get open so my quarterback can really give me a good ball.”
It’s an important month for Marsh, who views June as a chance to see what opportunities are out there for him.
“For one, I want to get out of the house because I don’t get to go out of state very often,” Marsh said. “It’ll be fun to see different atmospheres and get a different feel other than Nebraska, because it’s the only one I’ve been to. I just want to go out and compete.”
Marsh said Wyoming, North Dakota State, Wayne State College and Minnesota State are the schools that have been in contact with him the most.
“(Wyoming linebackers coach) Aaron Bohl, I had a talk with him on the phone a few weeks ago,” Marsh said. “For Wayne State, it’s been Logan Masters who’s been calling me a lot.”
Marsh, who recently clocked in with a 4.84-second 40-yard dash while maxing out at 215 pounds in the bench, 305 in the squat and 255 in the hang clean, had a couple things in mind when asked what he’s been working on the most in preparation for the camp scene this month.
One was body control. Being able to go up and grab the ball while in control of his entire body was important to him. As was improving his blocking skills on the edge.
“That (body control) and blocking — those are a couple things I really wanted to improve on before my senior year,” he said.