Ohio State Football: 4-Star Defensive End Lawrence Marshall Decommits from OSU

David Regimbal@davidreg412Featured ColumnistFebruary 14, 2013

EAST LANSING, MI - SEPTEMBER 29:  Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on while playing the Michigan State Spartans at Spartan Stadium on September 29, 2012 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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Just three days after surprising everyone and committing to Ohio State, 2014 prospect and 4-star defensive end Lawrence Marshall has had a change of heart. 

Marshall, coming off back-to-back visits to Michigan and Michigan State following his commitment to the Buckeyes, announced his decommittment from Ohio State on Twitter late Wednesday night.  

After visiting #MichiganState and #Michigan in consecutive days, Southfield (Mich.) DE Lawrence Marshall has de-committed from #OhioState

— Marc Givler (@MarcGivlerBG) February 14, 2013

Marshall was the fourth member of Ohio State's 2014 recruiting class and the second prospect to commit from the state of Michigan, but the soon-to-be senior still has a desire to explore his options. Because of that, he reopened his recruitment on Wednesday night.

Defensive end isn't a particular need for Urban Meyer's 2014 class. Ohio State signed 5-star Noah Spence, 5-star Adolphus Washington and 4-star defensive end Se'Von Pittman at the position in 2012, followed by a pair of 4-star defensive ends in Tyquan Lewis and Joey Bosa in 2013.

The Buckeyes are also recruiting other 2014 edge rushers like 5-star Da'Shawn Hand, 4-star Malik McDowell, 4-star Solomon Thomas and 4-star Jalyn Holmes (among others). 

Marshall will still consider Ohio State, but Michigan and Michigan State have made a very strong push for his services this week. Meyer could have a hard time swaying Marshall away from the home-state Michigan schools.

All recruit rankings per 247Sports.com


David is the lead Ohio State football writer for B/R. Follow him on Twitter @davidreg412.