Prospect Review: LB Poly DB Iman Marshall

Even though he's just a sophomore, Long Beach Poly (Calif.) defensive back Iman Marshall is already one of the state's most talked about and hyped athletes and deservedly so.

Iman Marshall burst on to the scene this past spring/summer on the 7 on 7 circuit playing for the B2G squad. It what was shocking how good he was following just his freshman season and he was among the top defensive backs we saw.

Marshall played mostly safety in 7 on 7 but will play more corner for Poly. Despite the Jackrabbits getting steamrolled by Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne, Marshall had a solid game and was rarely tested.

Looking at Marshall, the first thing that jumps out is his frame. He looks like a high school senior or even college freshman and has a very mature body. He's a big, physical corner who will come up and hit you in run support and thrives in press coverage.

He runs well and should continue to improve his overall speed and athleticism as he gets older. Marshall can be over-aggressive at times but again, that is something that he'll improve with more repetition. The athlete has already shown a great work ethic off the field and he has a strong desire to be a great player. With three years to grow and develop, there is no doubt Marshall will be a national recruit when he's a senior.

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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