Jamal Marcus Commits To Ohio State Over East Carolina

COLUMBUS OH - SEPTEMBER 18: Brandon Saine #3 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates his first quarter touchdown against the Ohio Bobcats with Dane Sanzenbacher #12 of the Ohio State Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium on September 18 2010 in Columbus Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Jamal Marcus is a Buckeye!

Jamal Marcus, a top linebacker recruit, has committed to the Ohio State Buckeyes. Marcus stars for Durham (N.C.) Hillside High school. He is rated a four-star prospect, and holds over 20 scholarship offers, including Auburn, Clemson, Florida, North Carolina, Notre Dame, South Carolina and USC. Marcus narrowed his choice down to two Ohio State and East Carolina before choosing the Buckeyes.

Marcus is a very athletic prospect. Standing 6'2" and weighing 230 pounds, he already possesses the size needed to play in college. Marcus likes to hit, and doesn't shy away from taking on blockers. Whether he plays immediately, or stars out on special teams, that physicality will be critical at the next level. Marcus needs to learn the intricacies of the linebacker position and gain a better feel for the game, overall, but he is a fine prospect.

For more on Ohio State recruiting, visit Along The Olentangy.

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