A few weeks ago at the Passing Down 7on7 tournament, Iman Marshall said he wanted to hear more from two schools in particular - Oklahoma and Alabama.
The Sooners must have been listening.
Marshall, a five-star cornerback from Long Beach (Calif.) Poly, landed his latest offer from Oklahoma in recent days and this past weekend at the IMG 7on7 West Regional, he said the Sooners are definitely under consideration.
A few things are playing particular importance here: Oklahoma was one of the schools targeted by Marshall; he has been impressed with how they've recruited California; and the Sooners' victory over Alabama in the Sugar Bowl was definitely noticed.
"That's a big come up especially after their big win over Alabama in the Sugar Bowl, a top-tier team that especially the last couple years has had the top recruiting classes, that was big for me to come up and get an offer from Oklahoma after the win they're coming off," Marshall said.
"I haven't really been hearing from them recently but now they've been talking to me. I love the fan base. It's amazing. I like Oklahoma."
Marshall, rated as the third-best cornerback and the No. 10 prospect by Rivals.com, is still waiting for the blockbuster offer from Alabama.
Communication has been limited with that SEC powerhouse but he's hoping they follow suit like Oklahoma and come through soon.
"I'd like to hear from Alabama and LSU (he already has an offer from the Tigers), of course I want to hear from them but if that doesn't happen I have to keep grinding and show people I'm the best corner in the nation and probably the top player in the nation," Marshall said.
USC, UCLA and Stanford are three programs definitely being considered by Marshall, who maintains he is wide open and will still consider all programs in his recruitment.