Marc Loving the Latest Toledo Product to Produce at Ohio State

By DJ Byrnes on January 19, 2014 at 1:35p
Marc Loving's Ridiculously Cool Tattoo

Marc Loving is a former four-star recruit and a valuable contributor as a freshman on Ohio State's basketball team. He is also the latest product out of Toledo, which has become quite the pipeline over the years. (Four of Ohio State's top seven scorer's are from Toledo.) Thad Matta told the Toledo Blade: "I don't know if it's the ride down 23 or what it is."

Also from David Briggs of The Blade

A scholarship offer from Ohio State — the only one he truly wanted — came after his freshman season. The 15-year-old Loving already had offers from Xavier and Central Michigan, and bigger schools were muscling into the game. He could have gone near anywhere he wanted. He became the Titans’ all-time leading scorer and rebounder, a Parade All-American and Mr. Ohio his senior year last season, and a consensus four-star recruit.

"I really did try hard to get him to look at other schools too," Heintschel said.

But he knew it was futile. Loving committed to OSU in less than 24 hours, waiting only because his parents suggested he sleep on the decision.

So that's pretty cool. Loving — like the team — has had his ups and downs this year, but the sky is obviously the limit with this kid. 


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IGotAWoody's picture

If he keeps developing, he's going to be one of our go to guys by the end of this season. And next year, look out!! 

“The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination.” ~Carl Rogers

Chief B1G Dump's picture

Toledo St Johns, the greatest high school in Toledo.
Not sure why old Ed Heinstschel was trying to get Loving to loom elsewhere, but hes still the man.
St Johns also produced Neshaun Coleman who was eventually a captain for the Buckeyes in the 98-99 season.
Love the Toledo pipeline and especially love the St Johns products.

TheHannimal's picture

I don't post much anymore but this deserves a +1. 
Having played at and graduated from St Johns...and as an OSU Loving and the St Johns connection. I am a fan of Toledo products overall but really support the St Johns guys. Neshaun was amazing in his days at SJJ. Good to see him get a nod. 
Pretty cool to watch games, like against Sparty, and have Dakich give shout outs to SJJ and Heintschel (Dakich coached a couple SJJ players while at BG). 
Loving is a great kid and off to a solid start. Hopefully he bulks up a little and pounds in the B1G for years to come...he certainly has the skills, height and length. 
Go Titans and Go Bucks. 

Mortc15's picture

Except for the past few games, Loving was probably on the verge of becoming the go-to this year. Q hadn't been consistent and didn't play crunch time against MSU. The past 2 games put that to bed quick though. 


buckeyedude's picture

Toledo produces more than it's share of top basketball talent. I just wish the Buckeyes had a center that can score.