Marcus Hall continues the tradition

Posted by Vico in Recruiting |

Future teammates at a May skill camp in Cleveland
The decision for Marcus Hall was one most people knew was coming, in spite of Hall’s comments as quoted in Knoxville and Miami newspapers.  Still, the arrival of another Tarblooder at Ohio State is always cause for celebration.  Today, Marcus Hall made his verdict known, announcing he will attend Ohio State.

Despite overtures from the Miami Hurricanes and, recently, a late push by Lane Kiffin, Ohio State is where Marcus Hall seemed destined to be.  His comments, if nothing else, give hope for the future of the offensive line as Hall has set lofty goals on doing all he can to ensure Big Ten and national championships for the in-state school.

The commitment puts some kind of ribbon on a stellar recruiting haul for Ohio State.  The Buckeyes missed out on Tajh Boyd (Clemson verbal) and Corey Adams (Arizona State verbal), but the announcement gives the Buckeyes some star power in the waning moments of the 2009 season.  Hall’s commitment gives the Buckeyes the no. 2 in-state player1 and one of the top 5 tackle prospects in America.  Further, his verbal gives the Buckeyes a clean sweep of the state’s best linemen (Hall, Mewhort, Linsley, Longo) and a clean sweep of all their Glenville offers.  The pipeline to Ohio State remains strong, with Cordale Scott as the lone Tarblooder to turn down an offer from Tressel.

The commitment gives Ohio State at least one of its two remaining targets on the board.  Marlon Brown, a wide receiver from Tennessee, still has a decision pending among Ohio State, Tennessee and Georgia.  His specific decision, likely NOT to be Ohio State, will come on Signing Day.

Until then, may we celebrate the latest addition to the Ohio State family.


  1. Justin Turner, a Michigan commit, is the no. 1 in-state prospect, so says []


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Vico is the nom de guerre of the founder and current website chair of Our Honor Defend. He is currently living in exile in Alabama.


4 Responses to “Marcus Hall continues the tradition”

  1. 1 Steve

    Ohio State really does need a new OL coach though. Having kids like Boone coming in looking at being a first round NFL pick and then leave wondering if they’ll get drafted at all is terrible.

  2. 2 JohnBoy

    I agree, but I hear about all these other lineman who say that their time at OSU really set them up for success in the NFL. Also,
    I am from Nerk, Ahia originally. Congrats Storm Klein.

  3. 3 jack nause

    steve, Boone is the problem, not Bollman. Too many times we get caught up in the hype of a kid and when he does not perform we blame the coach. The kid is a head case who would not be coached up and has had drinking problems for years. The reason the Brew crew chose OSU was in large part that Bollman has a good reputation for technique. OSU’s problems on the line are personal problems, not coaching problems. Tressel made mistakes in numbers and injuries took it’s toll in depth and continuity. The last 2 classes tell me OSU has seen the root of the problem and is trying to fix it. Get rid of assistants and lose recruits.

  4. 4 BuckeyeJay

    Mewhort is a beast. I’m more pumped about him than Hall at this point! Don’t get too close or you risk getting squsahed!

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