Recruiting: Iman Marshall, Cameron Smith Pick Up Scholarship Offers

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According to Adam Gorney, five-star 2015 cornerback Iman Marshall (Long Beach, Calif./Long Beach Poly) picked up a scholarship offer from Florida on Thursday.

As Gorney notes, boasts an impressive collection of offers from the likes of, LSU, Miami, Notre Dame, UCLA and USC.  At 6-2, Marshall has great height and could have an immediate impact in 2015, despite the Trojans loading up on defensive backs in the 2014 recruiting cycle.

Potentially aiding the Trojans’ pursuit of Marshall’s signature was getting Juju Smith’s commitment.  With Smith in the fold, it could help pave the way to establishing a pipeline between Long Beach Poly and USC — similar to what Robert Woods helped facilitate between Junipero Serra and USC.

Gorney also reported four-star 2015 linebacker Cameron Smith (Granite Bay, Calif./Granite Bay) received a scholarship offer from Arizona.  Smith is rated by Rivals as the No. 4 inside linebacker in the 2015 class, and given the Trojans need to sign linebackers in the next class, figures to be a prime target for Steve Sarkisian and Co.

Marshall and Smith were both present on the day Sarkisian and the coaching staff hosted a a collection of junior prospects.  With the opportunity to sign 25 players and the amount of elite talent throughout the west coast, the 2015 class may prove to be just as pivotal as 2014 was for Sarkisian.

Topics: Cameron Smith, Football, Iman Marshall, USC Trojans

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  • gillyking

    I feel that I. Marshall is the #1 recruit that USC needs to get in 2015. This guy is an instant all American caliber db. Concur that JuJu’s success will help pave the way for Marshall. Must get recruit at USC

    • Matthew Moreno

      Yes, Marshall is a big fish that the Trojans would certainly benefit greatly from signing.

  • jesse rodriguez

    There should be no reason all the five star talent in southern Californian isn’t signed by USC or other California teams. Sick of seeing out of state achools steal our kids!Fight On Trojans!!! #wearesc

    • Matthew Moreno

      Well at least for USC’s sake, winning will be a big help when it comes to recruiting the five-star players in southern California.

  • Rick

    There is no reason why the Trojans can’t win 11 games in 2014 (11-2 including bowl game) !

    Call me the optimist but beat Stanford on Sept. 6 and USC could run the table !!

    It will all depend on Cody Kessler and the Offensive Line (Key injuries would be a killer!), but this years team is stacked top-to-bottom and will only get better next year (2015) when Max Browne leads them to greatness !!!

    And when you WIN, they will come…

    FightOn

    • Matthew Moreno

      Depth would be one reason that keeps USC from winning 11 games and/or running the table.