Son Of Ex-Buckeye Getting Plenty Of Attention

FB/LB Marcus Waugh of Toledo (Oh.) St. John's has Buckeye bloodlines as his father played for Ohio State under Woody Hayes and Earle Bruce. Now it is Marcus's turn to choose a school, and he is getting the attention of several fine programs in the region.

A player out of Northwest Ohio to keep an eye on out this year is FB/LB Marcus Waugh of Toledo St. John's. Waugh (5-11, 230) is the son of ex-Buckeye Tom Waugh, who played from 1975-1979 and was a captain in 1979.  Marcus Waugh is currently getting the attention of several schools.

"I went to the Bowling Green camp," he said. "They were really excited about me. They want to see some tape before they go ahead and offer."

Marcus Waugh has attended junior days at Iowa and Pittsburgh.  He's hearing from Iowa quite a bit as well as Indiana, Michigan State, and Purdue. Iowa and Pittsburgh are recruiting him as a fullback, while some schools are recruiting him as a LB.

Last season, Waugh played fullback, linebacker, some running back, and punted for a 42-yard average. He had 930 yards rushing on less than 150 carries with 14 TDs while posting 119 tackles, three sacks, and two interceptions on defense. 

This spring, Waugh made the state competition in track with 56-6 shot and also ran the 100 and the 4x1. He also threw 174 in the discus during the year and won the city as a 215 pound wrestler back in the wintertime.

Waugh will be camping at Ohio State. At BG camp, he posted a 4.31 shuttle and 4.65 40 at BG camp and put up 26 bench reps of 185 pounds at Nike (although he has done as many as 32).

Marcus Waugh will be listed as one of Ohio's top 100 prospects in the upcoming issue of Ohio High, due out in August.


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