Jalin Marshall Is #2 for 2013

By Jeremy Birmingham on January 30, 2012 at 6:19p
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Jalin Marshall has made Buckeye fans very happy today

Moments ago it was leaked that Middletown, Ohio standout junior Jalin Marshall has announced his intentions to become an Ohio State Buckeye come signing day 2013.

Marshall stated a few weeks back that he would make his decision tomorrow evening, on his father's birthday, but his decision has been made public early today. In what can only be characterized as "unsurprising", yet incredibly important for Urban Meyer's first full recruiting class; Marshall is a 6-1, 190 pound playmaker who stars at quarterback for the Middies, but will likely end up playing wide receiver for the scarlet and gray.

Ranked as an early five-star prospect across the major recruiting networks, Marshall figures to be the centerpiece of the 2013 recruiting efforts. He joins Trotwood-Madison cornerback Cameron Burrows, who committed to Ohio State on January 19th, as a committed member of the class. 

Alex had spoken with Jalin back in June of last year, and he had the Buckeyes on the top of his list at that time along with Notre Dame, but clearly the hiring of Urban Meyer and the thought of playing in a new and exciting Buckeye offense made this decision a bit easier for the speedy Marshall to make. 

What's uncertain is whether or not Jalin and Cameron will be active in helping persuade other key 2013 pieces to join them in Columbus, but it's definitely something we'll keep our eyes and ears on.

Get your ticket for the Urban train boys and girls, because the next year should be just as exciting as the last two months.

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Carolina Buckeye's picture

One big reason Jalin chose Ohio State is that he is getting a crack at playing QB first.  So he will come in as a full fledged QB to start.

Buckeyejason's picture

I know Jalin wants to play QB at the next level, but i hope he will realize(and im sure Urban and staff will help him realize) that his best bet to "make money" and be a top NFL prospect..which is what most kids going into a top program like ohio state work towards..is that he could be an explosive 1st round pick type of player at wide reciever/kick returner.

Lets face it...theres more guys at his size and speed playing wide reciever getting drafted high and starting in the NFL than there is 6'0" running QB's. He is in the Tedd Ginn/Percy Harvin/Desean Jackson type mold potentially. Being a Wide out in Urbans offense he will also be carrying the ball on the ground alot via jet sweeps/end arounds/reverses/wildcat etc. Add the dimension of being an explosive/game breaking return man to that and you have a recipe for future success...at both the college and pro level. He reminds me alot of  Russell Shepard when he was a top prospect as a senior in h.s.

I think Jalin trying to stick to this QB thing to much could be a bad thing for his career...just my 2 cents.

BUCKEYES BABY!

Jason Priestas's picture

Urban is DESTROYING WORLDS.

AcrossTheField11's picture

This is huge... not unexpected... but huge nonetheless.

In other news, it looks like Stefon may be thinking long and hard between UF and tOSU...

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/campusrivalry/post/2012/01/all-u...

 

Time and change will surely show how firm they friendship... O-HI-O.

fansince1968's picture

It is getting better...I love it!

Nappy's picture

Love it!!

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Buckeyejason's picture

This kid will be the next great one!

BUCKEYES BABY!

Bj Mullens over Sully's picture

Kinda reminds me of reggie bush at USC....in a very good way....made those high school kids look silly.

Favorite Buckeye: Obviously BJ Mullens

Nappy's picture

No wonder he's one of the highest rated recruits.  Did you guys see those special effects in his video!? Dudes lightning fast!

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DCJonAvery's picture

Pretty sure he ran over some Mario Kart power ups.

Big Swede's picture

Looks like Stevie Janowski edited those highlights. 

GlueFingers Lavelli's picture

Like a trail of breadcrumbs Kenny

Dustin Fox was our leading tackler as a corner.... because his guy always caught the ball.

poguemahone's picture

Definitely could have gone without the smoke trails coming out of his ass. Looks like a steam engine farting.

luckynewman13's picture

ya. Attention to all post-productioneers: when you use these fx to make a player look fast, have the smoke emanating from his feet, not his posterior.

rdubs's picture

I know all of these recruiting videos just capture the good plays to make them look their best. But literally all of his "good" plays are touchdowns.  Same with his junior video here.  There must be several other shots where he "just" gained 30 yards and was tackled, but those don't make it on because they aren't good enough.  His balance and acceleration after eluding a tackler are unreal.  Love to see him returning punts and kicks.

RecruitBuck's picture

Dude, he has farts of powerrrrr

ThirdLegLouie's picture

wouldn't want to dorm with this kid.. always setting off the smoke alarms.. lol

 

Welcome to the fam, Jalin!

If you ain't a Silver Bullet, you're a target

 
tampa buckeye's picture

5 stars only for 2013

RecruitBuck's picture

Burrows is a four star accross the major recruiting networks and was the first commit.

rampageripster's picture

I bet by this time next year he will be a 5 star

Cause I couldn't go for three

AcrossTheField11's picture

Idk... in that state championship game and the Trotwood DB's were kinda getting burned by Avon's receivers much of the night.  He's an awesome talent but 5 stars might be stretching it.  That being said, I hope he does develop into a stud next year and becomes the next great tOSU DB.

Time and change will surely show how firm they friendship... O-HI-O.

tampa buckeye's picture

Trotwood won 42-28 so ....not so much im guessing.

AcrossTheField11's picture

"It offset the passing heroics of Avon junior Justin O'Rourke, who was 27-of-50 for 325 yards and three touchdowns."

In reference to RB Israel Green's record setting rushing stats for the game...

http://highschoolsports.cleveland.com/news/article/196294942593665247/oh...

Time and change will surely show how firm they friendship... O-HI-O.

tampa buckeye's picture

It took him 50 throws to get 300?  Don't see how that proves your point.  5 stars, 4 stars the kid can play bottom line.

AcrossTheField11's picture

Over 12 Yards per catch at a 54% completion percentage... thats pretty good numbers where I come from.  Point is, I expected Avon's receivers to be shut down quite a bit more than they were. 

Burrows is a stud athlete regardless of his stars and I'm sure with some great coaching at Ohio State he could find his name in Buckeye Grove in years to come.

Time and change will surely show how firm they friendship... O-HI-O.

DefendOhio's picture

Him and Burrows are 2 biggest recruiters this class could have. Kids will want to play with these studs. What better time to have them than in Jan? Love it! 2013 might go down as one of the best ever for OSU. 

AcrossTheField11's picture

with only 13-18 schollies to boot!

Time and change will surely show how firm they friendship... O-HI-O.

VestedInterest's picture

I could be wrong about this, but I feel like the pressure on 4/5* guys will be increased dramatically to commit early so as to not be left out. The guys commiting early now have a leg up and add value to a class a year out already...beautiful.

thatlillefty's picture

Do we still have room for Dodson?

Jeremy Birmingham's picture

Dodson is in the 2012 class, and yes, there's plenty of room for Dodson and more.

thatlillefty's picture

i understand that... didn't know if Reeves' commitment locked him out

Jeremy Birmingham's picture

Nope, no worries. Plenty of room at the inn.

thatlillefty's picture

my roommate just asked me if i was on a fullhouse website. She doesn't believe this is a buckeye recruiting site

Jeremy Birmingham's picture

Is there a Full House website?

If there is, is there a subscription fee?

poguemahone's picture

The "fee" is a visit from Chris Hansen from Dateline NBC

Jeremy Birmingham's picture

Hey, Aunt Rebecca as my flavor, not sure what you're into. 

Denny's picture

Aunt Rebecca - Jeremy is so formal.

Taquitos.

Jeremy Birmingham's picture

Well, I don't want to offend her lest she think I was some savage!

poguemahone's picture

Oh, good. The gif/subscription fee comment was enough to make a man wonder.

Jshene10's picture

This is not a Dodson thread. Let's try & keep it about Jalin out of respect to the 2nd commit of OSU's 2013 class. Btw, yes Dodson will be a buckeye most likely.

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D-Day0043's picture

Urban Meyer is the Chuck Norris of recruiting.

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BuckeyeNation's picture

Urban Meyer is the greatest recruiter because Chuck Norris ALLOWS him to be....

D-Day0043's picture

+1 lol touché

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millertime2011's picture

I believe you have that wrong...Chuck Norris is the greatest action star because Urban Meyer ALLOWS him to be

bassplayer7770's picture

Welcome, Jalin.  Help make the 2013 class one we'll never forget.  :-)

blazers34's picture

Pumped to have Jalin.  Sucks that someone had to leak the kids decision a day early though.

PaulyOH's picture

No one leaked the kids decision....he told a reporter himself

DMcDougal24's picture

Asked reporter to hold off until tomorrow. I believe it was the Middletown paper that ran it first. Once reports got out, Jalin confirmed to all outlets.

Jeremy Birmingham's picture

Correct. Was definitely leaked. The guys at Rivals and Scout are both pretty ticked off about the way it went down.

William's picture

The guys at the Middletown newspaper are complete McAssholes for running this story early.

PaulyOH's picture

Well it's kind of difficult to expect a reporter to sit on information, especially since it came from the horse's mouth.....Were Rivals and Scout promised first dibs or something?

William's picture

I just find it immoral to report something like this when the kid was wanting to announce on his father's birthday. Respect the kid, don't go out and print this crap just so you can say I did it first! Utter lack of class on the local paper's part.

Jeremy Birmingham's picture

When a kid says "I want to make my announcement on Tuesday because it's my dad's birthday and it'd be a great present for him" and everyone KNOWS where he is going weeks in advance, it's because everyone is trying to respect his wishes. When one outlet releases it, even if everyone knew it, a day beforehand just to be the one who "breaks" it, that's unfortunate.

William's picture

It's not unfortunate, it's very crass.

PaulyOH's picture

Really? Wanted to wait a day for his dad's birthday....wow. That is pretty crazy then.

Colin's picture

To be fair though, maybe this is better. He's probably had the media crawling all over him tonight, but that leaves his family able to celebrate his dad's birthday tomorrow more peacefully.

William's picture

To me it's just a matter of principle. Respect the kid's wishes don't shit on him; he wanted to do something for his father, and the Middletown paper disregarded that. 

William's picture

To me it's just a matter of principle. Respect the kid's wishes don't shit on him; he wanted to do something for his father, and the Middletown paper disregarded that. 

GlueFingers Lavelli's picture

I think when Urban gets a kid to commit, they should go to the Columbus Dispatch and make it  on the front page of the sports section without telling the recruiting sites. That would be hilarious. Give the papers the upper hand.

Dustin Fox was our leading tackler as a corner.... because his guy always caught the ball.

William's picture

This would never happen, someone would leak it.

DMcDougal24's picture

I love this.. Per @MarcGivlerBG

Fellow future #buckeye #CamBurrows @CB2ERA on Marshall's commitment .."It's a great addition to the dynasty we're trying to start." ..... Burrows continued... "Me and Jalin have known each other for a while also so it will be great to have a familiar face up there." and finally..... "We plan on being roommates and we're already talking about competing with each other both on the field and off."

Bj Mullens over Sully's picture

Will be good for both of them to go up against each other in practice

Favorite Buckeye: Obviously BJ Mullens

dubjayfootball90's picture

AHHHHHH I AM SO JACKED!!!! I also lost it on the last highlight. just rippin' ass in the defenders face, adding insult to injury.

 

Anyway, this kid is fast, I was in awe. 2013 looking to be out of control. Welcome Jalin, Buckeye Nation loves you

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

dancorona5's picture

Poor kid has done more than 30 phone interviews tonight....if i were him i think i would just stop answering my phone haha

But, yeah. awesome news for my monday!! 2-2 this week already!

Buckeye in Athens's picture

Jalin Marshall is going to destroy worlds. I love the fact that he's preparing to be a full fledged quarterback, but also can be an elite slot WR/RB too - so many possibilities.

Buckeyeboy's picture

Jalin's dad, or someone on the staff may have encouraged "the leak" to help give a bump to any recruits sitting on the 2012 fence. It makes more sense for a five-star, recruiting wise, to announce the day before this year's NLI class, even though he has to wait until next year to make it official. Just a hunch.

Go Bucks!

buckeyerod's picture

We have heard the crying from other coaches in the Big Ten and other universities throughout the country over the past two months regarding Urban's recruiting dominance. The problem is, he is just getting warmed up. The development of the 2013 class will be fun to watch. The future looks so bright in OSU land...you gotta wear shades!

Buckeyerod