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Marshall excited about UCLA offer

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Iman Marshall has years ahead of him in high school but the 2015 prospect from Long Beach (Calif.) Poly already has an offer from UCLA and many more could come over time.
Marshall, who plays for B2G Sports, is one of the top underclassmen in California and he proved it once again this past weekend at the IMG Madden 7-on-7 West Regional in Redondo Beach, Calif.
The Bruins definitely interest Marshall early on especially since he recently visited campus, liked the practice he saw and got a chance to talk with the new coaching staff.
"They verbally offered me about two weeks ago and I went to their practice last week," Marshall said. "It was very entertaining and it looks like the program is changing around with the new coaching scheme. They're taking it more seriously and there is upside to them because they just got a good recruiting class.
"They got one of the top defensive linemen (Ellis McCarthy) and then Randall Goforth is going there. They're young, they have a good defense and they're going to look really nice at the defensive back position."
Marshall, a 6-foot, 175-pound prospect who starts on B2G's elite team and thrived at safety this past weekend, said he enjoyed talking to the UCLA coaches and noticed there are big changes in the program.
The Long Beach Poly standout said he likes that the Bruins' coaches are coming hard after him even though he's still young.
"They're very aggressive," Marshall said. "They know what they want and they're going at a young age to go get it. That's very important looking at prospects at a young age and following them through their high school career so they can get used to the coaching staff and the program and the players, too.
"I'm going to get used to the program while I'm really young and it's still really early but I can't say they have an advantage. I don't have any other offers yet because I'm still young."
Something that could help UCLA in its recruitment of Marshall is that Goforth flipped late to the Bruins from Arizona State. Marshall and Goforth were teammates at Long Beach Poly and that might play some influence later on.
"Randall and I are really close," Marshall said. "That's a big deal. UCLA has a good tradition so that was a big deal that he went there."
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