Marshall adds Notre Dame
Posted May 22, 2013

Notre Dame extended it's second offer to a true cornerback in the 2015 class when they offered defensive back Iman Marshall of Long Beach (Calif.) Poly on Wednesday. Marshall's dad, Tony, talks about the significance of being offered by Notre Dame and what factor will be No. 1 in his son's decision.

Notre Dame offered sophomore corner Iman Marshall of Long Beach (Calif.) Poly this afternoon. His dad, Tony, spoke with IrishEyes about what the Irish offer means to his son.

"The Notre Dame offer is a huge offer," Marshall Sr. said. "Iman understands the history of the Irish and how they have guided college football. He knows they are one of the most prominent programs in the country. He's also played against (Irish signee) Max Redfield, so he knows the caliber of player that goes there."

Marshall was unable to take any visits this spring because he runs track, but he plans on camping at a few local schools this summer.

"He will probably camp at USC and UCLA this summer," Marshall Sr. said. "It takes a little more time to plan visits to further places, and there's no real sense of urgency right now to get that done. He's in no rush and he's completely open to all schools."

Marshall's dad said his son is able to play "above his age" because of his natural feel for the game.

"He has a very high football IQ, and that's something that shows up on film," Marshall Sr. said. "You only have to tell him something once, and he will implement it on the next play. He still needs to grow physically and improve on the small things. He may have the body type to play safety, but he's best as a corner and that's how he's being recruited."

Right now, Marshall is running track, where he runs the 100- and 200- yard dash.

"He's running a 10.8 in the 100 right now, but he would like to get that down to a 10.6 next year," his dad said.

Marshall is up to 12 offers, including offers from the likes of Florida State, Tennessee, UCLA, USC, and Oregon State, and he'll likely add many more to that list. Marshall's dad emphasized how important academics will play into his son's ultimate decision.

"Every school that we're looking at is a premier football program," Marshall Sr. said. "What that degree looks like will the most important thing. From an academic standpoint and alumni standpoint, that will be his main focus."

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