FULLERTON, Calif. -- A handful of underclassmen took center stage this weekend when some of the area’s top passing league teams participated in the inaugural B2G Elite 7-on-7 Tournament at Fullerton College. The Class of 2015 prospects showed they might very well be just as talented as the rising seniors.
2015 CB Iman Marshall (Long Beach, Calif./Poly)
Opposing quarterbacks hardly test Marshall in this environment, but when they do the physical 6-foot-1, 185-pound cornerback consistently delivers. “Biggie” earned defensive MVP honors, guiding B2G Five Star to a tournament title with stellar coverage. He had a pass breakup in the end zone and an interception in consecutive plays that sealed a victory against the Snoop Dogg All-Stars in the semifinals.
“He has a chip on his shoulder,” B2G Sports co-founder Henry Bell said. “He gets the accolades, but he still plays the game as if he’s at the bottom of the totem pole. He understands his responsibilities and, now more than ever, we’ve made him a leader. From a physical standpoint, he’s there. Now it’s about being more cerebral and not being afraid to talk. Each tournament he’s gotten better in every area. The sky is the limit with him. His upside is ridiculous.”
Marshall holds scholarship offers from Oregon State, UCLA, USC, Washington and Washington State.