Marshall Recaps the Spring Games

2015 five-star Long Beach (Calif.) Poly cornerback Iman Marshall went to both the USC and UCLA spring games last month and enjoyed himself at both...


The offers continue to stream in for 2015 Long Beach (Calif.) Poly cornerback Iman Marshall.

The Scout five-star recruit, the No. 3 rated cornerback nationally, now holds over 20 scholarship offers. The latest schools to the list include Illinois and Oklahoma.

Marshall recently went to spring games at both UCLA and USC.

Marshall said it was "exciting" to see the Bruins play -- and their spring game at the StubHub Center gave it a different vibe.

"Just to be local and have all the local people come out there, it was amazing to see. It was a great experience. Some of my former players that I used to play with like Jayon Brown and Randall Goforth were out on the field and it was great to see that they're willing to play young talent early at UCLA. The atmosphere is tremendous with Jim Mora and the coaching staff there, I've really been enjoying myself being recruited by them. I like what Coach Mora is doing with the program and how he's changed it over the last two years."

Marshall said that both Brown and Goforth have been recruiting him, but "at the end of the day, they just want what's best for me. If that's UCLA, or anywhere else, they just want to see me out on the field balling."

He's been spotted hanging out with five-star quarterback and recent UCLA commit Josh Rosen at various UCLA practices and at the spring game, and he said that Rosen's been recruiting him pretty hard, when the two have crossed paths.

"He's been recruiting me quite tough, but lately I haven't been talking to him and haven't been seeing him around," Marshall said. "We've been really distant in communication, but when I see him he's always talking up UCLA and telling me to go there and whatnot."

He went across town to USC a week earlier.

"I enjoyed myself at the USC game," Marshall explained at B2G's 7on7 in Southern California. "I saw a lot of guys I've played with and just saw them on the and competing. They didn't have a lot on the defensive side of the ball. They had a lot of injuries that held them back, so to see all the young talent get on the field and play was amazing."

Marshall says he spoke with USC coaches after the spring game about how he would fit in.

Marshall went on to say that he plans to make more unofficial visits to UCLA and USC as the feeling strikes him over the next few months.

Marshall has yet to narrow his long list of offers and tells Scout he doesn't want to until he can learn more about many of the programs. That could come sometime in November, Marshall explained.

He did say that he may want to take his five official visits on the east coast given that the trips to west coast schools is easier for him and his Los Angeles based family.


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