Ohio State's Marcus Hall will be redshirted after failing to make grade in classroom

Ohio State sophomore offensive tackle Marcus Hall will redshirt the 2010 football season, due to academic problems.

Buckeyes spokeswoman Shelly Poe announced the decision on Friday night.

The 6-foot-5, 320-pound, product of Glenville High School in Cleveland played in nine games last season for the Buckeyes as a true freshman. He was expected to be a backup this season. He will still have three more seasons of eligibility.

In a statement, Hall said he was trying to look at his situation as a way to get better both in the classroom and on the field.