With the world of commitments so fickle, some of us have been uneasy by Jalin Marshall's relative silence about his commitment, about OSU, and so the ignorance of the issue sends us all spiraling into (irrational) panic. Today, Wiltfong attended the Elite 11 camp where Marshall competed in Columbus, and though he didn't dazzle the coaches or set any precedents for QB play (He is expected to play as a WR/ATH), he showed he can throw well, and more importantly solidified his allegiance to Ohio State. Some important excerpts, in case you don't have the time/patience to read:
- He clearly has no issue with competition, and shows poise in the face of "The Game"-esque pressure:
“Me and Shane were trash talking a bit back and forth, but that’s typical,” Marshall laughed. “I just got comfortable and confident and the trash talking got me started. I started completing passes and started feeling good.”
- On his commitment, and the remainder of recruiting:
“I have a great relationship with the coaching staff, especially Coach Meyer and Coach (Tim) Hinton and Mark Pantoni and all them. I call them every week.”
Marshall has also been putting out calls to potential future Buckeyes.
“I’m trying to get Jaylon Smith, Robert Foster and Vonn Bell,” Marshall said. “I talk to them and tell them come play with me and it’s going to be the best time of your life.”
Enjoy, and step back from the ledge.