Ohio State Football lost the “once in a coaching career” running back battle.
Four-star 2024 runner Jordan Marshall on Tuesday announced his allegiance to Michigan over the states of Ohio, Tennessee and Wisconsin.
Marshall was the Ohio Gatorade Junior Player of the Year at the Cincinnati Meller with 1,961 yards and 34 touchdowns.
At 5’10” and weighing 195 pounds, Marshall is ranked 91st among all players in the nation, and is also ranked 7th among running backs and the third best player in Ohio, according to the 247 Sports Composite Rankings.
Marshall said with Michigan he has a chance to follow in the footsteps of Wolverine running back Blake Corum.
“I think he does a good job with all aspects of the game,” Marshall told The Dispatch in February. “He is not a talker. He’s there and he’s just playing. He blocks, he catches the backfield. He does it all. This is a guy who I think is worth it and someone I looked up to: “Damn, that’s Heisman running back right here.” ”
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Ahead of his senior season, Marshall said his future in college football was already decided.
“Are we getting closer to where I really see myself?” Marshall said. “Where do I see myself in three or four years, and apart from football, where do I want to go to school and who do I want to be with?”
Ohio State Football has no running back obligation in the 2024 class after making no commitment in the 2023 class.
The last runner the Buckeyes achieved was 2022 four-star runner Dallan Hayden.