Found July 04, 2013 on
Happy Fourth of July Buckeye Nation, no matter what our political leanings may be, we can all agree that the Buckeyes are awesome and will beat the crap out of Michigan no matter how delusional Devin Gardner is; now back to our regularly scheduled player profile.
Marcus Hall almost decided to be a member of Ron Zook’s Fighting Illini, thankfully sanity prevailed.
Hall is a product of Cleveland Glenville High School. He had great success as a member of coach Ted Ginn Sr.‘s Tar Blooders. He was named all state in 2008 when the Tar Blooders went 11-1. He was an all Senate League selection three times in High School. He participated in the US Army all Star Game and the Big 33 All Star Game as a member of Team Ohio. He was a Parade All-American in his senior year.
Hall is a fifth year senior for the Buckeyes and he has been a contributor since he came on campus in 2009. As a true Freshman, Hall played in 9 games and he started against Iowa when the Buckeyes clinched the Big 10 title. Hall would red shirt during the 2010 season when he underachieved in the spring of 2010 and was stuck behind the still functioning Brew Crew. In 2011 Hall would start the first five games and then serve as a backup for the remainder of the ‘Season in Purgatory’. Hall laid claim to the starting right guard position after the spring game in 2012 and he has not looked back. Hall was a major positive in the surprising performance of the Offensive Line as a whole.
Going into the 2013 Hall is expected to be a leader in what might be the most veteran unit on the team. Hall like the rest of the offensive line has gotten leaner and meaner since Coach Ed Warriner took over the Offensive line. Hall and the offensive line will have to continue to get better if the Buckeyes are going to chase and acquire the national championship. Opening holes for Carlos Hyde and keeping Braxton Miller upright will be the two most important functions that Marcus Hall participates in during the 2013 season.
Marcus Hall has the ability to play football on Sunday’s when his career at Ohio State is over. Hall has improved consistently during his time at Ohio State. That improvement has to continue and he will have to have a great senior season to have that opportunity. Mel Kiper doesn’t list Hall at this point but Ohio State should be in the spotlight an awful lot this year. Playing games that matter on national TV quite often, he will have a chance. He has to get bigger and stronger and he needs to show a little bit of a mean streak. He is one of our most experienced offensive linemen. If he can get better, find a little inner aggression, he could be a significant offensive linemen.
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