Moments ago, Durham (NC) Hillside DE/LB Jamal Marcus gave his verbal commitment to Urban Meyer and Ohio State, becoming the 24th member of the recruiting class of 2012.
Marcus, who stands at 6-3/240, played defensive end in high school, but is projected to be an outside linebacker at the next level. He had things narrowed down to Ohio State, Florida, East Carolina, and North Carolina, before slimming it down to ECU and OSU, eventually picking the Buckeyes. An official visit to Columbus January 20-22 sealed the deal for the super athlete, as he deliberated his decision at home for a few days, making the final call today.
With the addition of Marcus, the Buckeyes continue to climb up the recruiting rankings, while also reloading their linebacking corps. Marcus joins Luke Roberts, Josh Perry, Camren Williams, and David Perkins at the position in the class, a haul that should help provide depth and improve overall talent level to the current roster.
The Urban Train continues to go full speed ahead, and with only a few spots left in the class, things are starting to wind down and the picture is becoming more clear in terms of what the final list of prospects will look like. Stay tuned to 11W as we keep you updated on what has been one of the most fun journeys a Buckeye fan could experience.