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Lattimore, the next big Glenville star?

8/25/2012

The next big name out of Cleveland Glenville (Ohio) could be real big.

Tarblooders offensive coordinator Tony Overton swears he’s special. The name is Marshon Lattimore and if the name is foggy now, it might not be by the end of the season.

The 6-foot, 185-pound junior passes the eye test, as Ohio State and Toledo already know. Both have offered the wide receiver, while Michigan, Illinois and Akron have shown interest.

“It’s humbling, real humbling,” said Lattimore, who opened his junior season with a touchdown Saturday. “But it’s great to have those schools looking at me with me so young.”

What’s more special is the offer from the Buckeyes, who have had 17 Glenville student-athletes sign with the school since 2002.

While it’s still way too early in the process for the 2014 recruit, there’s something about grabbing the attention of Urban Meyer that means a little more.

The bug was already there for Lattimore, but when he caught a game last season, it bit a little more.

When he went to a camp over the summer, the Buckeyes stood out again.

“That’s a special one,” Lattimore said. “I’ve wanted to go to Ohio State since I was young.

“Right now, they’re the favorite. I’ve been with them since I can remember. I’ve always wanted to go there.”