2015 Prospect Holds UCLA Offer

Long Beach (Calif.) Poly 2015 defensive back Iman Marshall has continued to be a spring standout and already holds an offer from UCLA...

Long Beach (Calif.) Poly 2015 defensive back Iman Marshall has used the off-season to his advantage.

After standing out at the New Level Athletics Las Vegas 7on7 in March, as well as at last month's SoCal Nike Football Training Camp and the IMG/Madden West Regional 7on7, the prospect has proven he's one to keep an eye on.

Perhaps most impressive is that though Marshall is only a freshman, he's already picked up a coveted offer from UCLA.

"It was very nice and I was excited to get it. It's a big accomplishment for me to get an offer from a D-1 school," he said.

The Bruins are definitely a program Marshall plans to look into, and it doesn't hurt that one of his former Jackrabbit teammates is Westwood bound.

"It's a school I'm somewhat familiar with. Randall Goforth is going there this year and he's going to give me a tour. I'm looking forward to it. I went recently for the first spring practice and I want to go back soon and take in the environment and see how I vibe with the players and coaches," he said.

For Marshall, it's too early to narrow anything down, and he's interested in learning more about programs around the country.

"I also like USC, and a few SEC schools like LSU and Alabama. I also like Florida State. A lot of schools have caught my eye," he said. "Academics are key to me, because without them, you can't do anything successful in life. That's really what I'm looking for: a good balance of football and academics."

Ultimately, Marshall is simply happy for the opportunity to play against some of the West's top prospects and is proud that he's able to leave an impression.

"I'm just enjoying the off-season. I'm a young athlete competing with older Division-1 prospects, and I want to show I'm like a Bryce Treggs or a Darius Powe, one of the top athletes in my class. I've been showing my awareness and showing that I can compete with older guys at my age, at that type of speed, and just balling out!" he laughed.

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