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

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

Marshall decommitted from Ohio State Wednesday night. Photo courtesy of 247Sports.com.

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.

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