The Marshall Plan for Visits

2015 five-star Long Beach (Calif.) Poly cornerback Iman Marshall, who is the No. 1 prospect in the West, has already visited the L.A. schools and now is planning trips up north...

Iman Marshall has been nursing a sore hamstring for the last month and isn't running at full speed but has still stood out in every event he has participated in. Here's our evaluation of him following the Passing Down Tournament Sunday.

‘Marshall was his usual ‘lock down' self at corner but also impressed at receiver. He showed good speed getting down the field and caught the ball very well. Defense is still his meal ticket and he's one of the most physical corners you'll ever see. We didn't see a ball caught on him in the two games we watched and in fact, he was never thrown at once.'

On the recruiting front, Marshall grew up a big USC fan and the Trojans will be tough to beat but the athlete said he's a long ways away from making his decision.

"I'm going to take a lot of unofficial visits to the West Coast schools in the spring and summer and then I'll take all five official visits to schools outside of the west in the fall," Marshall said. "I'm going to visit Stanford over Spring Break and I'm going to try and visit California on that same visit as well.

"I'm not sure when our Spring Break is, I think it's late April. I also want to check out Washington and Oregon as well. Then for official visits, I want to see Notre Dame, Ohio State, LSU and Florida State. I'm going to play it out like Juju (Smith) did last year and wait until Signing Day. I want to have fun with the process and maximize the experience because you only go through this once."

Marshall has already been to USC and UCLA multiple times and will likely visit both L.A schools a few more times over the spring/summer.

"I've heard the rumors that I'm a lock to USC but that's not true," Marshall said. "People can assume all they want but I'm honestly open and going through this process with an open mind. I have been talking to a lot of other players in the area and would love to play with a lot of these guys.

"I've talked with Cordell Broadus, Kahlil McKenzie, Christian Kirk, John Houston, Rasheem Green and a few others. We don't discuss any particular schools as much as we just talk about wanting to play together. I'm also really focused on my senior year at Poly and I'm excited for our season. We have a new coaching staff and a lot of talent so I'm looking forward to going out and winning a state title, that would be a great way to go out."

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