Lattimore Struts His Stuff

The Best of the Midwest combine was held Monday in Indianapolis, and several top prospects were on hand. Cleveland Glenville's Marshon Lattimore impressed in both individual testing and in one-on-one action.

Marshon Lattimore has held the distinction of being Ohio's top 2014 prospect since midway through the 2012 season, and the Cleveland Glenville athlete has done nothing to lose that spot.

Lattimore, 6-foot-2, 180-pounds, worked out as a cornerback on Monday at the Best of the Midwest combine and walked away with the top defensive back award.

"I was looking forward to coming to this event and seeing how I stacked up to the competition," Lattimore stated. "Everybody is trying to go at me, and I think that's cool. A couple people were talking about coming after me, and that's pretty funny."

"I ran well today and I've been training every week for this," he added. "I ran a 4.42 forty-yard dash, but I want to get under a 4.4 time, so I need to keep working harder."

With an amazing offer list, including USC, Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State, Tennessee, and others, Lattimore is a wanted man in recruiting circles.

"Not too much is going on right now, and my most recent offer is Tennessee," he explained. "I would love to have offers from Alabama, Florida and LSU. Alabama has been messaging me on Facebook, but they haven't offered yet."

"I'm interested in every school right now, and I haven't cut my list down at all," he continued. "I am planning on taking my official visits next year, and then announce later in the year. This spring I'm planning on visiting Tennesee with (teammate) Erick Smith, and we've talked about playing at the same school together."

"I also want to visit Indiana, West Virginia, Illinois and Ohio State later in the spring," Lattimore said. "I want to try to see as many schools as possible before I start to cut down my list."

EVALUATION: As one of Ohio's top all-around athletes, Lattimore could easily play either side of the football, and he prefers playing cornerback. At the combine, he showed his superior coverage skills, and also posted a 4.15 shuttle time, a 10' broad jump, as well as the 4.42 forty-yard time. Lattimore is in contention for five-star status, and is one of the top prospects in the Midwest.

Fightin Gators Top Stories