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Five-star Marshall talks recruiting

Iman Marshall has offers from all the country. But there are still a select few schools that the five-star cornerback would still like to hear from as his recruitment carries on.
"I want to hear from Alabama, Clemson, there are a lot of schools that aren't recruiting me," Marshall said. "I'd like to hear from Oklahoma, too."
The Long Beach (Calif.) Poly standout had an excellent showing Sunday at the Passing Down Elite 7on7 SoCal Regional and he is one of the top recruits in the 2015 class. Rivals.com rates him as the third-best cornerback and No. 10 overall.
USC is definitely a strong possibility for Marshall and UCLA is also in the mix in his recruitment. Marshall is supposed to take unofficial visits to Stanford and Cal in the coming weeks and that could be big as things continue as well.
The five-star said all programs are equal - and he has plenty of major offers - but there are definitely some whispers that USC, Stanford and UCLA are three that stand out at least a little early on.
"I think I'm probably going to take some unofficials to Stanford and Cal probably during my spring break," Marshall said. "That's what I want to do.
"Every school is all equally balanced. Everybody is basically equally balanced and that's really it."
As for upcoming official visits, Marshall said he wants to visit teams far from home with Notre Dame, LSU and Florida State under consideration. Nothing has been finalized yet and no team is guaranteed to get a trip.
More than anything, the Poly recruit said he's focused on a big senior season. There is a new coaching staff in place, a new excitement and Marshall said he's ready to lead.
"I'm just really focused on my school and trying to get this team ready to win a state championship," Marshall said. "That's what I'm most focused on right now.
"It's a different mindset. It's your last year and you want to finish out with a bang. Of course the mentality is going to change and it's a lot different than the last few years. I'm working hard on being the best and trying to win the state most importantly.
"The coaches have been great. They've brought a more positive energy to the program. The upside looks really good and we have some top guys coming in. We're excited. The secondary is going to be very dangerous."