Lattimore is near the top of Ohio State’s recruiting board, as his many skill sets set him apart from other prospects. Highly regarded as a cornerback, Marshon has also shown the attributes to be a game breaking wide receiver. Maybe a little of both could be in his future.
At 6’0", he has ideal size to play any position, and he has seen his recruitment take off since the new year began. Picking up offers from schools like Alabama, UCLA and Louisville, the Glenville star will be a prized jewel in 2014. Back in February, Lattimore shined in the Best of the Midwest Combine where he ran an amazing 4.48 second 40 time.
What grabs the attention of many, though, is that this weekend Marshon will bring with him a big following. In an interview with 247Sports’ Bill Kurelic, Lattimore said that his mother, father and uncle would be accompanying him. While this doesn’t seem like earth-shattering news, whenever a kid takes many family members on a visit, it’s a sign that things are serious.
There’s no reason to believe that Ohio State isn’t the early favorite early in the recruiting process. Coach Urban Meyer has been up to visit Marshon many times, and the relationship will continue to grow even more.
Marcelys Jones, a teammate of Lattimore, is already locked in as an early commitment to Ohio State. Though, a commitment may not be in the stars this weekend, it’s definitely one to keep your eye on as Marshon will be on campus with 6’6" Sam Hubbard from Moeller High School. If these two are able to get a relationship going, they could both be huge pieces to the 2014 Ohio State recruiting class.