Possibly one of OSU’s more intriguing recruits for 2013, Ohio-native Jalin Marshall will be making his way into scarlet and gray.
Listed at just about every athletic position in football, Marshall does a bit of everything. Scout.com has him listed as a QB, and then calls him a RB two mouse clicks later, and Rivals.com lists him as a QB, but only shows rushing stats.
Either way, it’s safe to say that he does a bit of everything, which is exactly what the Bucks need on offense. Whether it be a Wildcat quarterback, an every-down back, a deep threat wide receiver or possibly even a defensive back, Marshall’s next-level athleticism and explosiveness make him a threat at any position.
The best-case comparison, for now, might be Brad Smith, who did some Wildcat quarterbacking/receiving for the NY Jets not too long ago, but depending on how his Buckeye career pans out, he could be better.
Last season for the Middletown… Middies, Marshall absolutely stuffed the stat sheets beyond capacity.
According to Cincinnati.com, Marshall completed 46 of 105 attempts (43.8 completion percentage.. eh) for 782 yards, throwing for six touchdowns and four interceptions. He also rushed for, get this, 1,859 yards on 237 attempts (7.8 yards per rush) for 20 touchdowns and 16 fumbles. He even recorded three tackles, though those were probably following a terrible screen pass.
You can check out Jalin Marshall’s highlight reel here
ESPN’s BuckeyeNation has Marshall possibly joining the OSU receiving corps, which would be well received as they need help in that department. He’s got soft hands and a great change-of-direction, so the Middletown stud could be Ohio State’s quick fix on offense.