Former Ohio State defensive end Jamal Marcus announced on his Instagram feed this week that he will transfer to nearby Akron to play for coach Terry Bowden and the Zips.

"Everything in life whether good or bad I feel are life lessons that God places on us to help us become better and wiser men and women," Marcus wrote on his Instagram post. "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."