VIDEO: Glenville ATH Marshon Lattimore on Visits and a Timeline for His Decision

June 30, 2013 at 4:10p    by Jason Priestas    
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Courtesy of D-Rich TV, comes this video of Glenville's Marshon Lattimore following a 7-on-7 event at Bedford High School Saturday. Lattimore, a corner, is considered Ohio's top prospect in the class of 2014, and holds offers from Ohio State, Alabama, and Oregon among others.

Glenville has long been an Ohio State pipeline school and the Buckeyes already have one Tarblooder committed for next year, offensive guard Marcelys Jones. They'd love to add Lattimore and his teammate, safety Erick Smith. When asked about whether Smith and he would be a package deal, Lattimore said, "Yeah, we've been talking about going to the same college."

Lattimore said the pipeline to Ohio State would not play a role in his decision.

"No, not at all. I'm going to go where it fits me. I don't care about the pipeline. I'm going to go to the school that I feel like I'm comfortable at and I like the coaches."

Lattimore plans to visit Alabama, USC, Ohio State, Michigan, Tennessee, Louisville, and Oregon before announcing his decision at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in January.


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tdible2132's picture

Marshon sure seemed tight with the OSU coaches when I saw him at OSU Student Appreciation Day.  I'm not really sure why he can't show OSU any love whatsoever in interviews, but maybe he's offended that people want to pencil him in to OSU so early.  Still, I don't understand why he doesn't really ever say anything positive about OSU but rather avoids speaking on the matter.  He has every right to do it, but it does make me slightly uneasy about him ending up a Buckeye.  Still, based off of what I've heard especially from our old friend Alex, I'll be surprised if he and Erick Smith aren't Buckeyes when all is said and done.

lljjgg's picture

As you eluded to, some of these guys probably just get tired of hearing, "You're from Glenville, you're going to OSU right?" He's an individual, I imagine he wants to make an individual decision. Well, an individual decision that also involves Erick Smith apparently haha.

I think they'll end up at OSU not necessarily because of the pipeline, but because it just makes the most logical sense. The same reason JJones ended up at OSU, it was the most logical choice of the three in his case (less OL depth/earlier start likely than at UM, more championship potential than MSU, best relationships with the coaching staff). Lattimore and Smith have all of that (with the exception of the depth bonus), plus the added benefit of OSU being in their own backyard. Who's going to take better care of them than the OSU staff? Who's going to push them harder to make sure they excel? Where can their family more easily travel to see all of their home games, and to visit them any weekend they want? Everything to me says that OSU is the most logical choice for Lattimore and Smith, so regardless of the Glenville pipeline, I think they end up at OSU.

Chief B1G Dump's picture

Wow, turrible intro to that video and pretty horrible interview.  But I sat through both because that kid is a hell of a player.  Would love to have him in the S&G but dang that was a quick and solid NO when asked about the pipeline...
Still, stay home brother, we hongry to keep instate ballers.

otrain2416's picture

I will agree the intro to that video is absolutely awful

Chilimac419's picture

I agree with you 2132.  When he asked about the pipeline , quickly answered no wont affect my choice don't care about pipeline   Wow. Tosu coaches probably cringed.  Anyways, it seems every time ufm looses one gets 2 better.  Go bucks 

captain obvious's picture

The kid is probably under a bit of pressure
Without or without Mr. Lattimore tOSU will be just fine and I'm sure he will successful wherever he goes

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ATT2121's picture

That video doesn't instill a lot of confidence. Hopefully he will end up a Buckeye in the end.

 
 

"It all goes so fast, and character makes the difference when it's close."
Jesse Owens
 

Ethan_Buck's picture

Lattimore isn't going anywhere but OSU

I dont always root for college athletics, but when i do (which is most of the time) I choose THE Ohio State Buckeyes.

ArizonaBuckeye's picture

 I don't know how much of an OSU lean he is or isn't. He has a VERY laid back attitude about the process it seems; which I suppose is a good thing. My guess is that he's going to take full advantage of all the visits he'll get to go on, but at the end of the season, after TOSU wins the BIG Championship and is heading to a major BCS game, Mr. Lattimore will see choosing the good guys is a wise decision.

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

gwright78's picture

One of these days someone is going to go elsewhere just to be different and buck the trend. Maybe it's already happened in recent years, and it could happen here. Regardless, he's taking the right approach. There's no reason the decisions of recruits before him should influence one of the biggest decisions of his life. Maybe he'll end up at OSU but he wants it to be his decision and not taken for granted by everyone. I can imagine wanting to make people sweat if I were in his position.

Ahh Saturday's picture

Aundrey Walker (Glenville '11) was the last Tarblooder who everyone was counting a Buckeye before he decided on USC, and I agree that one day, maybe soon, the "pipeline" talk will backfire, and a Glenville kid will go elsewhere simply to show that he can.

Poison nuts's picture

I don't know if he's shy or what, but he really comes off as completely indifferent when interviewed. I don't think he likes to talk about recruiting at all. I also think it's probably tough for him when people are just assuming he's coming to OSU. He seems to be saying that he's his own person & people shouldn't expect him to follow any traditional path. He's a lucky kid to have the opportunities he has & while I would love for him to be a Buckeye - I'm not going to be too surprised if he announces otherwise...Regardless of the outcome - just not ttun please...

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

Marshon is an outstanding athlete.  I could see him playing two ways like Chris Gamble did a few years back.  Yes, I hope that he decides to go to OSU, but you've got to give him a chance to find the school that is right for him.  Hopefully he knows that if he does choose Ohio State that it sets the stage for him to become a great home state player like Chris Speilman, Ted Ginn Jr or Orlando Pace.  Those are some great players from Ohio who will always have a special place in the heart of all Buckeye fans!
Go Bucks!!

Urban Nation Army's picture

This video was yesterday? why is it snowing? where is bedford?

Bet you can't say "Bert Bielma is a bumbling buffoon" five times fast.

Nick's picture

Bedford is near Cleveland 

Earle's picture

Glenville kids typically announce late.

Italics are for emphasis; an ellipsis represents an unfinished thought.

lljjgg's picture

I'd be interested to watch a recent interview with Erick Smith, seems like it's always Lattimore interviewed and not Smith. I say that because Lattimore has a good poker-face, maybe Smith is more obvious with his OSU-love hahah.

MN Buckeye's picture

I think he should take his visits and look around, but of all the schools he plans to visit, besides tOSU only Louisville and MI have offered Smith. 

Poison nuts's picture

I thought Alabama had offered smith no?

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

OSUs12-OH's picture

"I want a hungry team. I want a team that can't wait to get out there. I want an angry team! You're the Ohio State Buckeyes. You're an angry football team. You're a hungry football team and I'm proud to be your coach." UFM

jmw's picture

(obviously you have provided proof...but) I swore I read on 11W that Alabama offered all three Glenville stars (M Jones, Smith, Lattimore) on the same day.

jw

OSUs12-OH's picture

As I hate saying I even looked, but Bama 24/7 doesn't even have Smith as a recruit of interest (even slightly interested btw).  I'm not saying I know all, but this seems to be pretty easy to see.  Nicky Satan is trying to get Ohio recruits from Urban and others as well (he did land Kief who many feel isn't good now...that seems like a joke to me.  No one on this thread but just go back and spy the one made on Kief and you'll see what I mean).  I'd say it's the competitiveness coming out of these two coaches who want the same thing.  The best players for a shot at the NC.  

"I want a hungry team. I want a team that can't wait to get out there. I want an angry team! You're the Ohio State Buckeyes. You're an angry football team. You're a hungry football team and I'm proud to be your coach." UFM

lljjgg's picture

Weird. Rivals and ESPN both have Smith with an Alabama offer.

MN Buckeye's picture

I was going on Smith's profile on 247.  They did not have bama listed.

OSUs12-OH's picture

Marshon wants to take all five of his official visits.  That could be one reason why he's not all OSU in his interviews.  He and Smith will both end up Buckeyes...the pipeline will continue to flow.  Now worries!

"I want a hungry team. I want a team that can't wait to get out there. I want an angry team! You're the Ohio State Buckeyes. You're an angry football team. You're a hungry football team and I'm proud to be your coach." UFM

bucknutz18's picture

Why did it look like it was snowing hahah.  Dude has shown zero love to OSU in interviews.  Seems like he hasn't really been active in the process so far.  I also found it funny he couldnt remember what All-Star game he was invited to haha

OSUs12-OH's picture

 "Dude has shown zero love to OSU in interviews.  Seems like he hasn't really been active in the process so far. "

It's because he wants to take some officials on the schools dime (not trying to look at as bad, I would do the same thing).  Do you really think a college team will give him the same kind of treatment on his visit if he proclaims all this love to OSU?  I doubt that and yes there's the devil's advocate side that will say the school would roll out the red carpet and what not.  I disagree, look how OSU treated Carter and Hand.  Hand came for his buddy Settle and Carter came because they were in the neighborhood (No Urban only assistants...for Carter and his Buddy, what's that tell you???).  Common now guys....stop the madness.  The Glenville guys will end up Buckeyes.  They've both been 100% OSU since getting their offers...sorry I go by 24/7 and that's what they're saying. 

"I want a hungry team. I want a team that can't wait to get out there. I want an angry team! You're the Ohio State Buckeyes. You're an angry football team. You're a hungry football team and I'm proud to be your coach." UFM

iamcbs's picture

Marshon and Erick Smith will break the trend like Aundray Walker, who got tired of hearing about the 'Glenvillle Pipeline" to TOSU and went to USC. Good luck to both of them wherever they end up!!

I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep, I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion~Alexander the Great

jamesrbrown322's picture

I think they both unfortunately go to Bama. It seems that they can get virtually any Ohio player that they legitimately pursue. I hope I am wrong, but I do think he is interested in shunning the pipeline notion and heading to the SEC. He'd play sooner at OSU, so hopefully that's where he goes. Still keeping my fingers crossed, and know that one player does not a program make.

"I can accept failure, but I cannot accept not trying." - W.W. Hayes

OSUs12-OH's picture

Wow^^^link or proof?  Or are you just going on a 17 year olds reaction to some hype self reporter guy trying to do just that, create hype.  Neither and I mean Neither Smith or Lattimore have even expressed interest in flirting with Bama.  Camps don't mean anything...visiting on an official...then I'd say worry.  I don't think that happens with either of these Glenville guys.  Jones confirmed his commitment...this same thing happened bc he committed early in the process(hence these two will wait till Jan. or Feb).  I'm not sure why the sky is falling again. Did we not learn from this a couple of weeks ago????

"I want a hungry team. I want a team that can't wait to get out there. I want an angry team! You're the Ohio State Buckeyes. You're an angry football team. You're a hungry football team and I'm proud to be your coach." UFM

pjtobin's picture

Hard to get a feel for him from the interview. I am not sure he is a buckeye. 

Bury me in my away jersey, with my buckeye blanket. A diehard who died young. Rip dad. 

buck-I.8's picture

Everyone biting their nails about this should probably take a step back, and realize that when offered, both guys called OSU their "dream offer". These aren't just Glenville kids looking to break a trend, they're buckeye fans that are keeping it close to the vest, as instructed by their coach. 

OSUs12-OH's picture

Thank you!

"I want a hungry team. I want a team that can't wait to get out there. I want an angry team! You're the Ohio State Buckeyes. You're an angry football team. You're a hungry football team and I'm proud to be your coach." UFM

chicagobuckeye's picture

I love how there is still one UK pick and he didn't even say that would be one of his visits. Not trying to be overly optimistic, but if he isn't going to visit, then he most likely won't go there.