Monday, February 2, 2009

Buckeyes may ink All-American receiver from Tennessee; Green pulls commitment

Wednesday is College Football National Signing Day and the Ohio State Buckeyes may have one more huge prospect to reel in.

Marlon Brown — a 6-5, 205-pound wide receiver from Memphis, Tennessee (Harding Academy) — may be heading to Columbus to play for the Buckeyes, who already have 25 verbal commitments and a No. 1 recruiting class, according to Scout.com.

Brown has narrowed his collegiate choices to Georgia, Florida, Tennessee and Ohio State.

Brown, a Parade All-American who was named Mr. Football in the state of Tennessee, racked up nearly 1,800 total yards in his senior season at Harding Academy and added 19 touchdowns. In last month's Under Armour All-American Bowl, Brown recorded four receptions for 98 yards, including a 72-yard touchdown on the game's first play from scrimmage.

On Monday, the Buckeyes landed Cleveland Glenville star, Marcus Hall, a 6-5, 300-pound bookend tackle, who has spent the past few months visiting the top college football institutions in the country.

Along the way, Hall and Brown have become good friends, and in an interview with Bucknuts, Hall stated that he believes Brown is leaning towards Ohio State.

Brown is scheduled to announce his decision on Wednesday at 3 p.m.

On Tuesday, Justin Green — a four-star cornerback from Louisville, Kentucky who had earlier declared to Ohio State — pulled his commitment with the Buckeyes, so he could instead play his collegiate football at the University of Illinois.