Getting to Know Ohio State DB Marcus Williamson

Marcus Williamson
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Marcus Williamson grew up in the Buckeyes backyard in the Columbus, Ohio suburb of Westerville, Ohio.

He became a starter for the first time during the 2020 season and played well.

Williamson last week told all the media on the National Championship Zoom call that he is coming back for the 2021 season. In his words, ‘I am not ready to leave the Buckeyes”!

HEIGHT 5-10

WEIGHT 186

HOMETOWN WESTERVILLE, OHIO

LAST SCHOOL IMG ACADEMY

YEAR SENIOR

Ohio State Overview
• 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 into classes at Ohio State in January of 2017, one of nine high school seniors in the 2017 recruiting class to do so
• Is a two-time OSU Scholar-Athlete who is majoring in history

Honors & Awards
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.

INFORMATION COURTESY OHIO STATE ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS

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