Monday, February 2, 2009

Glenville star commits to OSU


Cleveland Glenville star offensive tackle, Marcus Hall, called OSU head coach Jim Tressel on Monday morning to let him know that he will be playing his collegiate football for the Buckeyes in 2009.

Hall, 6-5, 300-pounds, has been one of the most sought after recruits for the Buckeyes in the class of 2009. But, in recent weeks it appeared that the Buckeyes chances of landing the Cleveland-native was slipping out of their grasp, when Miami, Fla. and Tennessee began to emerge as major contenders for the big tackle's services.

However, when it was all said and done, Hall felt that Columbus was the best fit for himself, seeing that the Buckeyes had already possessed six players from his high school on their roster. Glenville has become sort of a pipeline for the Scarlet and Gray, giving the Buckeyes notable stars like former Heisman winner Troy Smith, as well as Ted Ginn Jr., Donte Whitner and Thaddeus Gibson.

Hall is the 26th verbal commitment the Buckeyes have received in the class of 2009.