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Saturday, November 24, 2012
Ohio State high on DE Lawrence Marshall

By Jared Shanker

Southfield (Mich.) High School junior defensive end Lawrence Marshall has seen his recruitment pick up recently and made a few visits to colleges. He took his best visit Saturday.

The 6-foot-4, 205-pound Marshall made his first visit to Ohio State for a game when the Buckeyes hosted Michigan.

"It was the best game I've ever went to," Marshall said. "It was a rivalry game. Michigan-Ohio State, that's  a classic."

Marshall, who already holds five offers, said the crowd and energy in The Horseshoe separated this visit from the other visits he has taken.

After the game, Marshall talked with Buckeyes assistant Kerry Coombs, who recruits the Detroit area for Ohio State.

"He really likes me and he's gonna be at my school coming up either Wednesday or Thursday," Marshall said. "They're very high on me."

Marshall is high on the Buckeyes, too.

"I like Ohio State. It's a nice school," he said.

Marshall liked what he saw from Michigan in a losing effort and will visit the Wolverines for a bowl practice next month.