RECRUITING: Freeman likes OU's LB tradition

Ohio LB Marcus Freeman favors one school early, but says things could still change after taking visits


Freeman is so talented that is in everybody's top ten linebacker list and some will argue that he is the best linebacker in the country.

Freeman goes into his senior season as a four-year starter, starting as a freshman at defensive end. Freeman moved to middle linebacker at the beginning of his sophomore season where he has camped out since. Last season Freeman finished with 152 tackles, eight sacks, three blocked punts, three fumble recoveries, 27 tackles for a loss and four caused fumbles while earning second team all-state honors.

Freeman can bench 420 pounds, squats 595 and he has peaked thus far with a 34-inch vertical jump. Freeman throws the shot and discus in track and runs the 100M (10.9) and is on the schools 4X100 relay team.

Freeman went to the Ohio State summer camp and the Army National All-American Combine in San Antonio, Texas last year. He will go to the NIKE Camp on April 26th at the University of Michigan. Freeman hopes to attend one day camps at Penn State, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Florida and Michigan State.

"Recruiting is something that I try to have fun with," said Freeman. "I will probably get tired of it, but it is a once in a lifetime opportunity and I don't want to pass it up. I am going to try to get together with some other players in the areas and see if we can't team up to drive to as many colleges as we can, even if it is only to see that campus for a day."

Marcus has ten offers today and says that Ohio State, Michigan, Florida and Notre Dame have peaked his interest.

"If I would have a favorite it would be Ohio State because I am familiar with the campus and things around the campus," said Freeman. "I have been up to Ohio State for several games and practices already, so I already know quite a bit about Ohio State."

"When I get out and starting taking my visits I will start to find out that many of them are great as well, and at that point I think I will become more open minded," Freeman continued. "I haven't directly talked to Oklahoma yet, but they are coming up to talk to me this week. They have talked to my coach a lot, but I haven't talked to them directly. I think they will offer me this week or at least that is the impression I get from my coach. I like Oklahoma because they always have a great group of linebackers and it appears their linebacker coach does a great job."

Freeman has already qualified.

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