Breaking down Cali DB Iman Marshall

The B2G Elite 7on7 brought together some of the best players from all over the West Coast. If you had an NFL style Draft and picked based on potential, regardless of class, there's a good chance Long Beach Poly (Calif.) sophomore defensive back Iman Marshall.

Iman Marshall, 6-1, 190 DB Long Beach (Calif.) Poly, (2015)

Evaluation: There are so many pluses to Marshall's game. One thing I love is how hard he plays every time out. In watching him since his freshman year countless times on the 7 on 7 circuit and in pads, I've never seen him take not just a game off but even a play off. He's a fierce competitor and truly wants to be the best player on the field every time out.

Physically, he has a college body right now. He looks a little bigger everytime we see him and will probably be at the 200 pound mark by the time fall camp rolls around. We've debated whether Marshall will stay at corner or grow in to a safety at the next level. He has the frame to easily to end up at 6-2+ and 215 pounds easily and you don't see a lot of corners with that size, although the success of big corners like Richard Sherman definitely shows there's a place if you can play.

Marshall can definitely play and he uses his size well. He's a very physical player, excels in press coverage and loves the challenge of taking on the other teams best receiver. Marshall can run and has very good top end speed. He closes well and has excellent ball skills. All in all, there's a good chance he'll be on the very short list when discussing the top overall player in the west from the class of 2015.

Recruitment: It's early and Marshall will have his choice of just about any school in the country. USC is the childhood favorite but the athlete said that won't factor in to his decision. Saying that, Marshall is close with his family and at this early time, it's tough to see him going too far from home. UCLA was first to offer, and you can expect Oregon to be a factor in his recruitment at some point as well.

Greg Biggins has been covering recruiting for over 15 years, covering the West since the mid-1990's and currently serves as a national analyst for
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