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Buckeye Legacy Marcus Hooker Commits to Ohio State

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One day after announcing he had received an offer from Ohio State, Marcus Hooker has committed to the Buckeyes.

Hooker, the younger brother of former OSU All-American Malik Hooker, is a 3-star prospect out of New Castle, Pennsylvania. He committed to the Buckeyes over offers from Pitt, Rutgers, West Virginia, Cincinnati, and Toledo.

He announced the news via Twitter, writing “First of all I would like to thank God because without him none of this would be possible. I wanna thank everyone who believed in me and helped me throughout my recruiting process and showing me the right way to doing things. I’ve talked it over with my coaches and family and I’ve decided I’m going to commit to The Ohio State University. Go Buckeyes.”

The commitment is the culmination of a prediction that Malik Hooker has made in the past, declaring that his brother would ultimately end up at Ohio State. Like Malik, Marcus projects to safety for the Buckeyes. Like Marcus, Malik was a 3-star prospect without a ton of major offers. Both are very good basketball players, so the athleticism is not a question.

Hooker is rated a 3-star prospect and the No. 52 cornerback in the nation per the 247Sports Composite.

If Hooker does end up at safety, that gives the Buckeyes three safeties currently committed in the 2018 recruiting class. He joins 4-star California prospect Jaiden Woodbey and 4-star Oklahoma prospect in the back line of the OSU defense.

If he ends up at cornerback, he currently represents the second corner committed in the class, joining Florida’s Sevyn Banks. The Buckeyes are still heavily involved with 5-star prospects Anthony Cook (Texas) and Tyson Campbell (Florida).

The 2018 Ohio State class is currently rated No. 1 in the nation per the 247Sports Composite. The class stands at 16 commitments, with room for another seven or so. Don’t expect all 16 prospects currently committed to remain committed, however. Movement is inevitable.

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[Marcus Hooker photo courtesy 247Sports]

One Response

  1. BOOM goes the cannons, fireworks, the recruiting world. HUGE pickup for the Buckeyes. As they say in the mountain ranges on a cloudless night….3 stars my ass.

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