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Marcus Williamson

CB

Player profile

  • Height 5-10
  • Weight 185
  • Hometown Westerville, Ohio
  • Last School IMG Academy
  • Year Graduate

Follow on Social Media
Twitter: @WW_Marcus
Instagram: @w.marcus5

Ohio State Overview
• Graduated in December of 2020 with his degree in history; enrolled in Ohio State’s public management graduate program
• After being plagued by injuries for much of his career, was one of three defensive players to start all eight games last season
• Second amongst defensive backs with 27 total tackles; added two pass breakups and one quarterback hurry
• Elected to return to Ohio State for a fifth season and enters the 2021 campaign as a veteran of 34 career games with 41 tackles, two pass breakups and one forced fumble
• Appeared in all 14 games for the Buckeyes in 2019 and totaled seven tackles, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery
• Was a key member of the special teams units
• Season-high four tackles against Indiana
• Had his 2018 season cut short due to injury
• Lettered as a true freshman for the Buckeyes in 2017 after playing in 10 games for the Big Ten Conference champions
• Enrolled in classes at Ohio State in January of 2017, one of nine high school seniors in the 2017 recruiting class to do so

Honors & Awards
2020: OSU Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten
Honorable Mention All-Big Ten
2019: OSU Scholar-Athlete
2018: OSU Scholar-Athlete
2017: OSU Scholar-Athlete

More on Marcus
• Central Ohio native and consensus 4-star prospect who spent three years at Westerville South High School before transferring to IMG Academy for his senior season of 2016
• He was considered one of the top cornerbacks nationally with a No. 14 rating by Scout and No. 24 by ESPN
• Also listed among the Top 150 players nationally with Scout’s No. 123 overall ranking tops
• Helped IMG to a second consecutive undefeated season in 2016 with a 12-0 mark, a No. 1 rating in the state of Florida and a No. 4 national rating
• Recorded one “pick-six” interception, recovered two fumbles and returned one for a touchdown, plus recorded 36 tackles and two pass break-ups in 2016 for coach Kevin White
• Was named special mention Division I all-state as a junior in 2015 for Westerville South
• Named first-team all-central district and special mention all-Ohio Capital Conference as a junior
• Also named a 2015 American Family Insurance all-USA Ohio second-teamer
• Is the son of Tamar and Marlon Williamson.