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Ohio’s Best Will Visit OSU Saturday

Marshon Lattimore (Cleveland, Ohio/Glenville) was one of the Buckeyes’ early class of 2014 scholarship offers. Whether it be as a cornerback or wide receiver, the Ohio State staff wants to keep the Glenville to OSU pipeline flowing with Lattimore.

The Ohio State staff likes Lattimore at either cornerback or wide/slot receiver.

“Ohio State really likes me at either position,” Lattimore said. “But I prefer cornerback.”

Lattimore said most of the 17 schools that have offered him have told him he could play on either side of the ball in college. His list includes Ohio State, Alabama, Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State, USC, UCLA, Louisville, Tennessee, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Illinois, Cincinnati and Maryland.

Lattimore visited Louisville a couple weeks ago.

“It went good,” Lattimore said. “I liked the players – they were cool. I liked the facilities and the coaches.”

The only other visit Lattimore has set right now is to Ohio State this weekend.

“I’m going down Saturday with my mother, father and uncle for ‘Student Appreciation Day,’” Lattimore said. “I think we are going early Saturday morning. “

Lattimore is being recruited by Buckeye running backs coach Stan Drayton. But Urban Meyer is also involved.

“We talked again about two weeks ago,” Lattimore said. “It was good – it was just a regular conversation. I like (coach Meyer). He’s a nice guy.”

Lattimore is a 4-star prospect in the 247Sports rankings. He is the country’s No. 33 overall prospect, the No. 5 cornerback and the No. 1 prospect in the state of Ohio.

Kurelic’s Comment: While Marcelys Jones made his decision early, I see Lattimore going the more traditional Glenville direction and going through the recruiting process before selecting a college. But in the end I like the Buckeyes’ chances.

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