Varsity Preps

All American Tackle Chooses Buckeyes

De La Salle HS (IL) OT Jamarco Jones is considered one of the best offensive line prospects in the 2014 recruiting class and the Ohio. St Buckeyes earned his commitment on Thursday after a long exhausting recruitment.

Jones hailing from the Windy City was pursued by just about every BCS college program in the country but in the end it came down to a trio of Big Ten schools. Ohio. St along with Michigan and Michigan St became the three finalists for Jones before the Buckeyes became the team in the end.

Rumors for a long time had Ohio. St and Michigan battling against each other for Jones with many people pointing favoritism towards the Buckeyes.

Ohio. St Head Coach Urban Meyer put in a lot of time with Jones and made him a priority for the future of their offensive line. The size, natural athleticism and ability to dominate his man made Jones a wanted man and someone that every coach in the nation had to have.

Standing 6’6 305 lbs, Jones is massive young man along the line that imposes his will on his opponents but is also nimble enough to handle himself with elite pass rushers.

Jones is a head strong young man that handles himself well both on and off the field. His maturity could allow him to see the field early in his playing career at Ohio. St and eventually could become an all-conference player.

The Buckeyes are beginning to pick up steam on the recruiting front over the past two weeks with recent commitments from 4-Star DE Jalyn Holmes (Lake Taylor HS, Va) and fast rising QB Stephen Collier from Lee Co. HS (Ga).

Adding a large and agile offensive tackle to the group is huge for Ohio. St and Jones is certainly a man that can make a difference on the offensive line the moment he steps on campus.

Coach Meyer and his Buckeyes are beginning the rise up the charts as a program to watch out for and if they keep adding players like Jamarco Jones then National Championships could be in their future.

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Written by: Chris Smith/



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