On the eve of the first day that national letters of intent can be signed, longtime Ohio State commitment Jamarco Jones of Chicago (De La Salle) seemed to announced tonight on Twitter he is sticking with the Buckeyes when he tweeted “O-H.”
Yes, that wasn’t much of a speech, and nothing really counts in the world of recruiting until a prospect signs his national letter of intent. Jones and the others in OSU’s highly ranked 2014 class will get that chance starting at 7 a.m. Wednesday.
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Jones, a four-star prospect according to rivals.com, which ranks him as the seventh-best offensive tackle recruit in the country, pledged his services to Ohio State back in June. He had been boisterous in support of his future college football program, too, until the man who led the recruiting of him, defensive line coach Mike Vrabel, suddenly bolted for the linebackers job with the NFL Houston Texans on Jan. 9.
That’s when Jones stepped back, reassessed and expressed renewed interest in Michigan State. He made an official visit to MSU last weekend, and since then had made no public expression of his thoughts until tonight.
Ohio State has four other offensive linemen in the 2014 class, including Demetrius Knox of Fort Worth (All Saints Episcopal), ranked as the nation’s No.2 guard prospect by rivals.com.