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Sophomore impressed by UCLA

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Iman Marshall is only a sophomore and his season is still going but the Long Beach (Calif.) Poly cornerback found time last weekend to attend the USC-UCLA game.
Marshall is happy he did because the Bruins have already offered and he could tell first-year coach Jim Mora is turning around that program.
"It was a great experience," Marshall said. "It was really exciting and I enjoyed myself a lot going down there.
"You have to take that win into consideration because they're changing around the program. You have to consider that when you're looking at that school. That was a huge win over USC and I have to take that into consideration as I look at them over the next couple years."
The 6-foot, 175-pound defensive back shined this off-season with B2G Sports on the 7on7 circuit and picked up his offer from UCLA.
Over time, Marshall has developed a good relationship with UCLA assistant coach Demetrice Martin and that could be a factor moving forward in his recruitment.
"I have a great relationship, my dad talks to him a lot, so our relationship is good with that coaching staff," Marshall said.
Maybe because he's focused on the season, Marshall said he really hasn't been hearing from any other programs but since it's so early he doesn't want to close any doors.
Since he's still playing in his sophomore season, Marshall doesn't want to rush anything in his recruitment.
"I want to keep all my options open," Marshall said. "I don't want to do anything too early."
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