Iman Marshall has proven to be one of the top cornerbacks in the 2015 class. He already has an impressive offer list and now another program is getting involved in his recruitment.
The Long Beach (Calif.) Poly cornerback said Friday night after his team upended Corona (Calif.) Centennial that Ohio State has shown interest and he's hoping to land that offer soon.
"I heard Ohio State is interested in me," Marshall said. "I hopefully get that one soon. That would be great."
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So far, Marshall has landed offers from Arizona State, Cal, Colorado, Florida State, Michigan, Ole Miss, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oregon, Oregon State, Tennessee, UCLA, USC, Utah, Washington, Washington State and Wisconsin.
The 6-foot, 175-pound prospect who looked good this summer at the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge presented by Under Armour in Chicago was expected to attend the Boston College-USC game this weekend.
The Trojans have been considered one of the favorites for Marshall, who was diplomatic after the Corona Centennial game when asked if he was concerned about USC this season and whether there would be any coaching changes after the season.
Marshall said he's taking the recruiting process slowly, has made no decisions and will wait to see what happens before any decisions are made.
Long Beach Poly played surprisingly well against Corona Centennial, which scored 69 points in the season opener against Ventura St. Bonaventure. The defense was outstanding, Marshall played a big role in basically shutting down UCLA wide receiver commit Barry Ware and things are looking good at this point for Poly.
"We were trying to stop the run plays," Marshall said. "We know the running back went off last week and that's a great running back right there so we were just trying to minimize him running the ball. That was the whole game plan.
"I am trying to go against the best. I'm trying to prove myself once again this year and show everybody I'm a lockdown corner. I am one of the top corners but I'm trying to be No. 1."