Taking Notice of Wisconsin

With seven scholarships and likely to vastly grow, Long Beach (CA) Polytechnic 2015 cornerback Iman Marshall is regarded as one of the top prospects in the West for his class. It's one of the main reasons Wisconsin jumped in with an offer so early.

Many schools are not waiting around for the 2015 recruiting process, including the University of Wisconsin. Long Beach (CA) Polytechnic junior-to-be cornerback Iman Marshall is regarded as one of the top prospects in the West for his class, but the 6-1, 186-pound athlete is really thankful to be in the position that he has worked for.

"My recruitment is going real well and real fast," Marshall told Badger Nation. "I am hearing from a lot of schools, so it has really picked up. I am enjoying the process and you got to enjoy every part of it. Lots of people would love to have the opportunity I have, so I wouldn't want it any other way."

Marshall holds offers from California, Florida State, Tennessee, Oregon State, UCLA, USC, Utah, Washington, Washington State and added his first Big Ten offer from Wisconsin.

"I was at practice and my coach on our team that deals with recruitments told me," Marshall said. "I was practicing one day Wisconsin came to the school and they liked what they had seen, so he told me that they were going to offer me. I was really excited about the offer and it is big coming from Wisconsin. I have heard they got amazing fans, so I am really excited about the offer."

Defensive line coach Chad Kauha'aha'a is after another top notch talent from the West Coast and knows it will be a dog fight for Marshall, but probably likes to hear Marshall already looks at the Badgers in a positive light despite the cold weather.

"It is a great program and their football team has been doing really well lately, so I have been noticing that," Marshal said. "I am not really sure about everything else because I have to do more research on it, but I am looking forward to looking into Wisconsin because they are a great school.

"They are a Big Ten school and it is really cold out that way, but you know you got to get used to it. If you are trying to make it to the big league, you don't know where you might go, so you just got to get used to it as soon as possible."

Marshall came away from his sophomore campaign with many accolades and has many on alert for next year as a player to watch, so he isn't too worried about where he will camp and visit this summer yet.

"It is still early on camps and visits for this summer," he said. "Once it gets closer to this summer, then me and my dad will discuss what we are going to be doing in the offseason. As of right now, I am just trying to study and focus on my schooling and my team. I am more focused on trying to win a state championship."

To be the best, you have to work and play like the best. That is exactly what the young athletic defensive back is trying to accomplish and is working on being like some of the new and rising stars in the NFL.

"I am real physical and I can run with the receivers," Marshall said. "I am real patient and then will attack. I copy my game off Dee Milliner out of Alabama and we really have similar game styles. I also look at Patrick Peterson, so I try to mold my game to the guys that are already proven. I want to be successful like they are, so I am always working."

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