Williamson Verbals To OSU

Ohio State received a commitment from 2017 four-star cornerback Marcus Williamson.

Columbus-area players rarely get away from Ohio State, and 2017 four-star cornerback Marcus Williamson is no exception.

The Westerville (Ohio) South prospect committed to Ohio State on Saturday, choosing the Buckeyes over offers from Kentucky, Michigan, Michigan State, Tennessee and Toledo. It was yet another coup for Ohio State's class of 2017, which is comprised solely of four-star prospects and appears well on its way to becoming a memorable haul for head coach Urban Meyer.

Scout.com recruiting analyst Bill Greene believes Williamson could be one of the high-end prospects for the class of 2017, especially because of how advanced he is for his age at this time.

“He’s very similar to Denzel Ward, except that as a sophomore he would be where Denzel Ward was as a junior,” Greene said. “He might be more advanced at the end of his sophomore year than Denzel Ward was at the end of his senior year. Marcus is going to be one of the top cornerbacks in the country.

“He would be a faster Damon Webb and a more polished Denzel Ward. He was at Ohio State’s camp last summer prior to his sophomore year, and he was outstanding. Chris Ash went crazy over him. We watched him play last year, and he was so good. He’s a perfect man-cover corner."

Williamson visited Ohio State's student appreciation practice with his parents on April 11 but didn't make the commitment that many were expecting. Ohio State fans didn't have to wait much longer, with the much-anticipated commitment coming a week later.

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