17 Marcus Freeman

usa United States
Huber Heights, OH
High School
Current Team
Ohio State

High School: Considered one of the top linebackers in the country coming out of high school … enrolled at Ohio State at the beginning of Winter Quarter and went through winter conditioning and spring practice … is a great athlete with outstanding speed … goes into fall as the backup to Bobby Carpenter at outside linebacker … also will play on the special teams … rated as one of the top three overall prospects in Ohio last year … a 2004 Parade All-American … rated as the third best inside linebacker in the country by Prep Football Report … rated as the 11th best overall linebacker prospect in the nation by TheInsiders.com, which also listed him among their Top 100 overall prospects … SuperPrep rated him as the 26th best overall prospect in the nation, the fourth best overall prospect in the Midwest and the fifth best overall linebacker in the nation … named second team All-America by USA Today … credited with 127 tackles, four sacks, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries as a senior … totaled 152 tackles, including 29 behind the line of scrimmage, and eight sacks as a junior … a four-year starter and a two-time first-team All-Ohio selection … also ran track, competing in the 4×100-meter relay and throwing the shot and discus … current Buckeye wide receiver John Hollins also attended Wayne as did Will Allen, a senior All-American at safety on the 2003 OSU squad.

Personal: Son of Michael and Chong Freeman … would like to have dinner with historical figures Jesus Christ, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King … favorite Ohio State tradition is the team’s locking of arms before the game … if not on the football team, would like to be playing basketball for the Buckeyes.


SeasonTeamGGSTklSoloAsstTFLTFL YdsSacksSack YdsFFFRIntInt YdsPBUBlkDef TD
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