Arizona DB Prospect Uriah Marshall

Uriah Marshall

The #16-ranked cornerback prospect in the country is Arizona's <b>Uriah Marshall</b> of Phoenix Brophy Prep. Marshall has a favorite, but has six offers and wants to take official visits...

When teams refuse to throw to your side, it can easily get boring. Such is the dilemma facing Phoenix (Ariz.) Brophy Prep cornerback Uriah Marshall (6-0, 175).

"Coaches are staying away from me. They are completely taking me out of the game. Sometimes it's boring," said Marshall.

Marshall teams up with fellow prospect B.J. Dennard to force a pretty tough cornerback pair. "Me and B.J. make a great team. He takes away one side of the field, I take away the other, and our safeties are good too. Our secondary coach loves it."

Playing at Brophy has allowed Marshall the opportunity to play under a one-time college head coach, former Cal State Northridge head man Jeff Kearin, which provides many advantages. "Coach Kearin coached in college and did recruiting, so he is real helpful with recruiting. We are preparing to go to the next level, and he has helped us. So has our DB coach (former NFL safety Mark Carrier). They both know what it takes to get to the next level and are good coaches."

The next level is a viable option for Marshall, who has a top six of Arizona State, Oregon State, Cal, Washington, Oregon and UCLA, with all but Oregon offering.

UCLA coaches visited his campus when they were in Arizona for their game with U of A.

Marshall has an older brother who is also playing in college, senior receiver Johnny Marshall. He said, "He went through recruiting too, so he knows what to expect."

While Marshall is favoring Arizona State, he is looking outside of the Phoenix/Tempe area, at least to see what else is out there. "I want to see what else is out there, take my trips. I know I want to stay in the Pac-10. It's a competitive conference. I just have to see what the best situation is for me. But I love this area."

Marshall is fully qualified.

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