Jamal Marcus may be gone from Ohio State, but, as it turns out, he’s not gone from the state of Ohio.
On his Instagram account Tuesday, Marcus revealed that he will be continuing his playing career at Akron. The social media post also contained a photoshopped image of the defensive lineman wearing a Zips jersey.
For what it’s worth, Akron has yet to confirm the end’s addition to the roster.
“Everything in life wether [sic] good or bad I feel are life lessons that god places on us to help us become better and wiser men and women. This fall I will be attending and playing football for The University of Akron. Blessed and thankful for the opportunity. Can’t wait to give my all to this team and help get Akron football back on top. #Akronfootball 🏈🏈💯💯#pissedoffforgreatness #onlymecanstopme”
Because the Zips are an FBS program, Marcus will have to sit out the 2014 season.
Marcus played in 11 games, mainly on special teams, for the Buckeyes as a true freshman in 2012 and 13 games as a backup lineman last season. However, because of the suspension of Noah Spence – he’s suing the Big Ten – Marcus, a three-star member of Urban Meyer‘s first OSU recruiting class in 2012, actually started the Orange Bowl loss to Clemson. It was the player’s one and only start during his brief tenure in Columbus.
He was reportedly dismissed from the Buckeyes in late May for a violation of team rules, although there was also speculation that it was a mutual parting of ways.