Even with National Signing Day less than a month away, Marquez Callaway’s recruitment continues to take twists and turns.
The 4-star athlete is now considering Ohio State after multiple Buckeyes commitments at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl targeted the undecided prospect during festivities throughout the week. Callaway said he’s considering Ohio State despite the fact that his recruitment is entering its final stages.
Callaway said the Buckeyes began recruiting him after Ohio State commitments informed Ohio State coaches that he was a worthy prospect. Callaway said special teams coordinator/cornerbacks coach Kerry Coombs began recruiting him last week.
“He told me his players really like me,” said Callaway, who is from Warner Robins (Ga.) High School. “They said some good things about me and he said he takes a lot of what his guys say…He said he was very impressed with me so they’re going to start recruiting me.”
Callaway’s recruitment has gone from a standstill to light speed in the past two weeks. The 6-foot-1 ½, 177-pound prospect scheduled three official visits in late December, to Tennessee on Jan. 15, Mississippi State on Jan. 22 and Ole Miss on Jan. 29. However, that might not conclude Callaway’s recruitment even though National Signing Day is on Feb. 3.
Callaway, who is the No. 7 athlete in the nation and the No. 12 prospect in Georgia, has said he may wait until after signing day in order to take an official visit to Miami. Now, Ohio State is in the running as well.
“I’m still looking at it,” Callaway said when asked if he would wait until after Feb. 3 to sign with a school. “I’m not going to say yes, but I’m not going to say no.”
Then there’s yet another school trying to make a late push for Callaway. Clemson commitments were all over him last week in hopes he’d consider joining the Tigers.
“Everytime you turn somewhere, there’s someone trying to get you to go somewhere,” Callaway joked. “Them Clemson boys are the worst, I’m telling you. They just punch me, slap me, take my candy and tell me to go to Clemson. That’s about it.”