Tom Van HarenESPN staff writer1 minute to read
Michigan took advantage of Ohio State on its recruiting trail and earned an ESPN 300 commitment running back from Jordan Marshall on Tuesday.
Marshall is the 198th overall prospect and the 9th recruit in Ohio. It was a big target for Ohio State within the state, and the Wolverines were able to beat the Buckeyes for one of the best running backs in the class.
Marshall is a 5-foot-11, 195-pound prospect from Mueller High School in Cincinnati. It’s Michigan’s third commitment from Ohio State in the class of 2024, along with ESPN 300 offensive tackle Luke Hamilton and defensive tackle Ted Hammond.
Just a few years ago Jim Harbaugh was answering questions about why he wasn’t targeting more recruits from Ohio State and why the Buckeye State wasn’t a priority for the team. Harbaugh signed four recruits from Ohio State in 2023 after signing nine prospects from the state in his seven recruiting seasons from 2016 to 2022.
Marshall’s commitment is an important one for the Wolverines, since he’s a top prospect when needed; But beating Ohio State on the recruiting track is always a goal for opposing teams.
Michigan has beaten Ohio State the past two seasons on the field. Now, Harbaugh has gone to Ohio and took one of the best offensive prospects in the class of 2024 at Marshall.
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