Coming off back-to-back losses to end the 2013 season, the Ohio State football team is looking for a fresh start, a renewed focus and another run at a national title. That starts in less than two weeks when the team officially reports for fall camp.
Urban Meyer has one of the most loaded rosters in college football, and he has one of the most lethal playmakers in Braxton Miller to trigger his explosive offense. With all that talent, there are bound to be a few players who break out and surprise the coaching staff.
Last year, players such as Dontre Wilson, Joey Bosa and Taylor Decker exceeded expectations and solidified their roles during fall camp. Who will be the surprise standouts in 2014?
Wide receiver Jalin Marshall came to Ohio State with high expectations, but a string of injuries prevented him from making an impact on the field.
The coaching staff took a cautious approach with Marshall after he suffered a concussion in fall camp last year. That delayed his development, so the Buckeyes gave him a redshirt to preserve a year. Midway through an impressive spring camp this year, he suffered another setback when he tore his meniscus—an injury that required surgery.
The recovery process was quick, however, and he spent the summer building chemistry with Miller to recover some of the ground he lost in the spring.
Marshall, a 4-star prospect and the No. 35 overall player in 2013, is expected to back Dontre Wilson…
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