Entrance Exam: Jamal Marcus

Freshman linebacker from North Carolina eager to prove himself

Updated: August 14, 2012, 10:17 AM ET
By Brad Bournival | BuckeyeNation
Entrance Exam is a series at BuckeyeNation where we chat with incoming freshmen in Ohio State athletics.

Jamal Marcus was one of the last recruits to commit to Ohio State from the class of 2012. He might be one of the first freshmen on the field this fall for the Buckeyes.

Drawing praise from position coaches and Urban Meyer, Marcus is showing his learning curve isn't jagged as he fights his way onto the depth chart at linebacker.