Video: Jalin Marshall says Ohio State coaches wanted him to stay

Ohio State has 14 players at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis this week, one of which is receiver Jalin Marshall.

Marshall didn’t have an eye-popping season on paper, reeling in 36 catches for 477 yards and five touchdowns, but he opted to turn pro anyway. Speaking to reporters in Indianapolis today, Marshall stated how the Buckeyes’ coaching staff wanted him to stay in Columbus but supported his decision nonetheless.

Video of Marshall’s words were posted to Twitter by Kirk Nawrotzky of NBC 24, the local affiliate out of Toledo.

It’s understandable why Ohio State coach Urban Meyer and his staff would want Marshall to stay. Not only was he a key member of the Buckeyes’ offense, but he also had two years of eligibility remaining and, perhaps in their eyes, more room to improve.

Just the same, it’s great to see that the staff supported Marshall’s decision and had his back regardless, as Marshall was sure to point out.

Stay tuned to Campus Sports for any further updates on Marshall’s path to the NFL!

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*Featured Photo (above) credit to USA TODAY Sports

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