Ohio State loses instate running back to Michigan

It has been a rough go for Ohio State on the recruiting trail the last few days. First, it was former Notre Dame signee Brandyn Hillman, who picked Michigan after a visit, not giving the Buckeyes a chance.

Now in-state running back Jordan Marshall will join Hillman playing for Ohio State’s rivals. This one hurts a bit more, as Marshall’s father is a Buckeye fan and the ball carrier was viewed as a priority prospect for Ryan Day.

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The good news is that Ohio State has a lot of depth at running back but after not signing one during the 2023 cycle, it is a big need to sign at least two in the 2024 class.

The Buckeyes will now turn their focus to other running back targets like James PeoplesStacy Gage and Sam Williams-Dixon. It remains to be seen if Ohio State will continue to recruit Marshall despite his verbal commitment.


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