Ohio State still doesn't have a running back in its recruiting class of 2020, but the Buckeyes will be bringing in at least one player who has had huge rushing production in high school.
Cameron Martinez, who could still potentially play on either side of the ball at Ohio State, ran for 293 yards and seven touchdowns on 17 carries in just one half in Muskegon (Michigan) High School's 69-7 win over Marquette on Saturday.
TD Muskegon (17 sec left in half): @CM240 7th rushing TD of half, this one from 10 yards. PAT good, Big Reds lead 48-7 over Marquette. @MuskCoFootball @OnMuskegon @BigRed_RNetwork pic.twitter.com/zRp51KYSl6— Scott DeCamp (@ScottDeCamp) November 2, 2019
Martinez plays quarterback for Muskegon, but he's expected to play either defensive back or wide receiver at Ohio State. The secondary seems like the most likely home for Martinez, given that the Buckeyes have four top-100 wide receivers committed to their class of 2020, but the running ability he's shown from the quarterback position this season has also led to speculation around whether he could fill the running back void in the class.
He told Lettermen Row's Jeremy Birmingham last month that is not currently Ohio State's plan for him, though he said he is willing to play running back for the Buckeyes if needed.
Martinez, who is listed as an athlete by recruiting services, is currently ranked as the No. 372 overall prospect and the No. 9 prospect from the state of Michigan in 247Sports' composite rankings for the class of 2020.