Lawrence Marshall is #4 for 2014

By Ramzy Nasrallah on February 10, 2013 at 1:23p

Last November, 2014 Southfield (MI) DE Lawrence Marshall drove down from Michigan to Columbus to see the Wolverines take on the Buckeyes.

Today he decided he would actually like to play in that Game – for Ohio State – and confirmed his verbal committment to Derek.

Derek caught up with him a few weeks ago after Mike Vrabel formally extended a scholarship offer to him, and today he decided to become a part of Ohio State's 2014 class.

Marshall chooses Ohio State over offers from Michigan, Michigan State, Tennessee and numerous other Big Ten and BCS conference schools. Look for more news very soon when 11W catches up with the newest Buckeye again.

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Timmeh's picture

Welcome Lawrence!!

otrain2416's picture

We were born to love Ohio State and hate that team up north.

d1145fresh's picture

I obviously don't coach in Michigan but you should probably block this kid once in a while. Also seems like a good pick up. At this rate we are going to be finished with our class by summer. 

skiehl's picture

At this rate we'll be done by tomorrow. Amazing how relentless this staff is at recruiting 

Lon_Paul's picture

Snagging another recruit from right under TTUN's nose? LOVE IT.

BuckNutInAnnArbor's picture

UFM getting his "beast mode" on!  Gonna have to rub it in to my friends up here about the Bucks taking all their top tier talent.  :)

"...but then again 'Michigan' and 'huge mistake' are synonymous so that shouldn't have been much of a surprise to anybody."  - Mark Titus

DMcDougal24's picture

Planting the flag!

Culp's Freaking Hill's picture

Oh, that's hilarious.

Twitter: @conquestnorman

ArizonaBuckeye's picture

Hoke's angry about two things. Losing a recruit from Michigan and...

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you." -Woody Hayes-

bergy22's picture

Yessir! Absolutely awesome. Now a Buckeye basketball win over Indiana would just top this week off.

dubjayfootball90's picture

Welcome Lawrence!!! this is awesome man

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

1stYrBuckIClub's picture

Love seeing Lawrence pick the good guys! Now if he can talk Malik McDowell into joining him, we'll both make ourselves better and hurt 'our rival' as Urban prefers to call them...

SilverBulletNYC's picture

Wow. Let's get Malik McDowell and Drake Harris and we'll sweep that state up north.

The South will NOT rise again!

themostbrian's picture

Wow. Absolutely unbelievable what this coaching staff is doing.

DJRivera24's picture

This is a nice trend: 247's top 10 recruits from the state of Michigan. OSU has two, TTUN has zero. Love this!


DJRivera24's picture

As I typed this we got another commit. Good Lord. 


theobi's picture


cajunbuckeye's picture

Is this legit? My head is spinning!!

An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches

HolyBuckeye1093's picture

Also love to see them snag Malik McDowell and Drake Harris! A stud SDE and a big play WR.

ATXbucknut's picture

Michigan fans are not happy. Which makes me happy.
"Yep, OSU killin us in our own state. Like WTF man Michigan's staff better step there S*** up. And im not overreacting. Urban's plan is smart, he wants to take our lifeline and he is doing it with EASE"

CowCat's picture

This just warms my heart.
All of the B1G wanted to see Tressel and TOSU go down, so they could continue being mediocre and raid Ohio for talent.
Well guess what?  Be careful what you wish for!   We not only got the best coach in college football but ...

"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
-- Urban Meyer

puff daddy's picture

i got grey box whip lash this week.
chugga chugga, get on the train,seats our goin fast!!!


Ethan's picture

Holy crap, that highlight tape is impressive. He finishes like a monster. Watching him hit a QB or RB is like watching a great white shark at the point of impact with a seal. There's no hope of escape. Glad to have him aboard!

osubuck57's picture

Good lord,believe we are on world record pace for class


Justanut's picture

Wow! I love gray boxes (the good news kind). Welcome to the good guys, Lawrence!

cajunbuckeye's picture

Whhaaaatt?? Number 4?? From Southfield?? Size, speed, power, raw talent!! Welcome to the Buckeye Nation Lawrence.

An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches

Phillips.449's picture

Ummm what the hell.  I went out for a run and came home to a bunch of gray boxes!  What a great start to a Sunday!

DetroitBuckeye's picture

I used to work in Southfield, nice pickup.

ODEEZ330's picture

i might catch some dv's for this but
F*#k SCUM love stealing elite michigan talent

stark county football

BuckeyeAsylum's picture

Left my phone in the car, wasn't back on yet... See that we are tearing it up... I don't know the level of competition he is facing, but I am SUPER toked about that film. So much positive I see there, just wow. I also love burning up north. VERY happy day today!

Ekes42's picture

This is just getting ridiculous now!!!

LouGroza's picture

What the heck is going on here? Not one more after Trout but two more? Welcome aboard Lawrence.

Hovenaut's picture

Here in Maryland, and I can hear the Hoke raging...

Defensive ends named Marshall at OSU? I've read of one who went on to be ok.....

Welcome aboard Lawrence.

TMac's picture

Welcome to Buckeye Nation, Lawrence!

ONE Not Done!

steensn's picture

Anyone know if this is a Taco type player? Lots of upside but hasn't shown it on the field yet? Does he at least start for his team :) <--- haha

sir rickithda3rd's picture

i know if the staff is letting him commit this early they think hes good. thats all i need to know

mark may wins douchebag of the year... again

steensn's picture

Yeah, but then we have nothing to talk about ;)

gobucks96's picture

I think I might have to have this site open 24/7! 

Poison nuts's picture

Ok, Ok, this really is getting rediculous - I mean, it has gotten cliche at this point, but it really is a great time to be a Buckeye!!! I LOVE that we are getting Ohio guys as well as taking away M*chigan kids too. And really good ones at that. First Webb & now this young man...WOW. Welcome Lawrence!

"Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto.

BoFuquel's picture

Welcome to Buckeye Nation Lawerence. GO BUCKS!

I wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then.

buckeye76BHop's picture

I had a feeling Trout would verbal...but Marshall is a huge get...his size combinded with his speed will help OSU out at either OLB or rush DE. This class may fill faster than I thought ;-)
Edit:  Planting the Flag in TSUN!

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you."

"I love football. I think it is most wonderful game in world and I despise to lose."

Woody Hayes 1913 - 1987 

Silverbuck8's picture

Just getting a chance to sit down after family matters today.  Boy did I miss an exciting day, glad to see these guys jumping on board early.

toledobuckeyefanjim's picture

Hope he turns out to be another Big Hank or Vern Gholston.

MotownBuck's picture

My son is a sophmore and has a few friends that play on teh squad with him. Gives me a reason to get over to a game. (Sorry - growing up in Ohio with high level Ohio High school football makes me frustrated when I see the low quality of High School ball here in Michigan - hence we attend very few HS games LOL)
Welcome aboard the Crystal Ball Xpress Lawrence. Fasten your seat belts and enjoy the show ...

Trotwood-Madison. Once a Ram, Always a Ram.