Marshall Set for Busy January

Jan. 11 -- LB Poly (Calif.) defensive back Iman "Biggie" Marshall has already taken one official visit and is set for a very ambitious January where he'll squeeze in four visits over the next three weekends.

Iman Marshall, arguably the top defensive back in the nation, visited Notre Dame back in December and with just three open weekends for visits in January, it appeared he wouldn't be able to take the rest of his visits.

"Nope, I'm taking all five of them like I said would from the beginning," Marshall said. "I know the trips are going to be a grind, a lot of people have told me that but I'm committed to taking all five of these visits with an open mind and really seeing what is out there.

"I'm going to Florida State (Jan. 16), Michigan (Jan, 19), LSU (Jan. 23) and Oregon (Jan. 30). That Michigan trip works because I don't have school that Monday since it's Martin Luther King Day. So I'll take all five visits and hopefully get to USC and UCLA unofficially, although I've already seen both a ton of times. Then on Signing Day, I'll make my decision."

While many have always felt it was going to be tough for anyone to beat out USC for Marshall, the corner has been consistent in saying he's open to all of the schools recruiting him.

"That's what the visits are for," Marshall said. "I'm not waiting it out just to do it, I'm open to these schools and want to listen and see what they all have to offer. They're all great programs and I have high interest in every one of them.

"I had a great trip to Notre Dame and now I'm excited to take the rest of the visits. I've always liked Florida State and the athletes they bring in. Michigan with Coach Harbaugh is going to do big things for sure. LSU is DBU and I like their style of play and Oregon has really come on strong and showing what a great program they are. USC and UCLA have always been there and I'm close with both coaching staffs so it's going to be a tough decision for me, no doubt."


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