Tarblooder is First Buckeye Commit for 2014 Class
By Tony Gerdeman
Ohio State, currently sitting with 19 commits in the 2013 class, got their first verbal commitment in the 2014 class in the form of Cleveland Glenville offensive lineman Marcelys Jones.
Jones (6-5 325) gave his pledge to Urban Meyer on Christmas Day, and looks to continue the long-standing Gleville pipeline.
Because it was extremely early in the process, Jones only reported offers from Ohio State and Indiana, but 247 Sports ranks him as their #4 offensive guard prospect in the nation.
Jones, who spoke with The-Ozone.net about his recruitment back in October, believes that he can play any spot on the offensive line. His early commitment bucked the Glenville trend of waiting until the final months before signing day to commit. In fact, he becomes the first Tarblooder in recent memory to be commit #1 in a class.
Save for 2011, Ohio State has signed a Glenville player in every class since 2002. In 2011 they received a commitment from Tarblooder quarterback Cardale Jones. Jones didn't sign with the Buckeyes until the 2012 class, however, as he needed to attend a prep school for a year.
Jones' commitment gets Ohio State off to a good start as far as the offensive line is concerned, but the Buckeye coaches would still like to add another lineman in the current class. If they can't, however, they'll know that they are ahead of the game in the 2014 class.
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