Marshall intrigued by USC coaching search

Just a few weeks ago, Long Beach Poly (Calif.) defensive back Iman Marshall said he was hopeful USC would turn their season around and put any rumors about a coaching change to rest. A lot can happen in two weeks as the Trojans are now looking for a new head coach.

Iman Marshall is one of the nation's elite junior prospects and ranked the No. 17 player nationally in the 2015 Scout 100. Marshall grew up a big USC fan but woke up to some surprising news this past Sunday.

"I don't really like how it all went down but at the end of the day, USC had to do what was best for them," Marshall said. "USC will always be USC, it's a great program that was built on years and years of dominance.

"It's a program that has always been successful and will continue to have success. I think they'll take their time and hire the right guy for the job. I have no doubt USC will be back and get things rolling once again."

Marshall said he plans to take a wait and see approach once USC does hire a new coach.

"It's a long process for me," Marshall said. "I'm going to wait and see who the new guy is and then hopefully get a chance to build a relationship with him and see how things go. Right now, I'm looking at everyone equally including USC and just have to make the best decision for me.

"I don't have any favorites right now and don't have anyone in particular in mind for the USC job. I'm just going to let the process play out and go from there. No matter who they hire, it's not going to move them up or down for me. I need to build a relationship like I plan on doing with all the other coaching staffs and then I'll figure out what the best thing for me to do is from there."

Greg Biggins has been covering recruiting for over 16 years, covering the West since the mid-1990's and currently serves as a national analyst for
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