The first defensive end in the class of 2014 for Ohio State is '14 4-star Lawrence Marshall, who comes from the state of Michigan. Following a visit on junior day this weekend, Marshall gave his verbal commitment to Ohio State and head coach Urban Meyer. Meyer recently told the media that no matter the year, recruiting defensive linemen is an absolute must, and landing Marshall is a huge get for the Buckeyes to get an early jump on the class.
Marshall stands at 6'4", 205-pounds and in 2011 had 79 tackles, 15 sacks and four interceptions as a defensive lineman. Marshall is rated as the 16th best prospect at defensive end, and the sixth best overall prospect in the state of Michigan. Marshall held offers from Michigan, Michigan State, Indiana and Pitt, among others. Marshall follows in the foot steps of '14 OL Kyle Trout who committed to Ohio State not even an hour earlier. Marshall also joins '14 CB Damon Webb as products of the state of Michigan committed to the Buckeyes for 2014.
Check out what Marshall brings to the class of 2014 below: