Ohio State Freshman Safety Marcus Hooker Suspended For One Game

Ohio State Freshman Safety Marcus Hooker Suspended For One Game

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Ohio State Freshman Safety Marcus Hooker Suspended For One Game


A lot happened at Big Ten Media Days yesterday, one of which was confirmation that freshman defensive back Marcus Hooker will be suspended for one game as a result of an earlier DUI arrest.


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Ohio State Freshman Marcus Hooker Suspended For One Game

To say that Urban Meyer had an eventful day in Chicago yesterday at Big Ten Media Days would be more of an understatement than noting the love affair Jim Harbaugh has for khakis.

But one item of note that came out of his comments was an update on the Marcus Hooker situation.

If you remember, Hooker (the brother of former OSU safety Malik Hooker), was arrested in June on a DUI (among other things) charge in New Castle, Pennsylvania. Hooker was a three-star defensive-back recruit that is now on campus and taking part in the college experience with the football team.

However, according to comments by Meyer, Hooker will be suspended for one game when the season begins. That means he will not be available for the season opener against Oregon State.

It’s unclear how much Hooker will really be in the mix as a freshman, but the Ohio State coaches believe they found something in the extremely athletic, yet raw project — not unlike his brother.

OSU has one safety spot locked down with Jordan Fuller, but is looking to replace Damon Webb at the other position because of graduation. No starter has been named yet, but the thought is that Isaiah Pryor could be that guy, with a wide open battle for playing time behind that.

It appears as though Hooker may be on the outside looking in now no matter how he performs in the fall.

 

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