Another of the members of the Ohio State 2014 recruiting class has faxed his letter of intent to the Buckeye coaching staff. Marshon Lattimore is officially a Buckeye.
SCHOOL: Cleveland Glenville
SIZE: 6-foot, 185-pounds
STAR RANKING: FOUR-STAR
POSITION RANKING: Number-eight cornerback
A wonderful athlete, which he has shown on offense for two years. He has great change of direction and excellent ball skills. He has the body control and the tools to be a BCS level wide receiver as well, but his combination of size and athleticism makes him more of an asset as a defensive back. In a camp setting, he showed the ability to come up and press receivers and use his hands to redirect and not allow them clean releases. He also showed that his ball skills translated to defense. In terms of the other parts of the position, he is solid in run support. He's not a devastating hitter, but gets the job done. A college weight room will only help him in that department. He has good, but not necessarily elite long speed. His skill set also would translate well to free safety if cornerback did not work out.
WHY Ohio State: "I always wanted to go to Ohio State, and it was the right place for me," Lattimore stated. "I always felt like it was home, and I felt the most comfortable there. I've been down there so much, and with Marcelys Jones and Erick Smith going with me it's like Glenville is taking over down there."
"I was just playing with the media when I started talking about other schools, to kind of go along with Erick possibly not announcing," he added. "It was really funny for me, but he was serious about not announcing. It was probably a little immature, and I never meant any disrespect to the Army game at all."