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Four-Star Virginia CB Sheridan Jones Includes OSU in Top Group

Cornerback Sheridan Jones Ohio State Recruiting Buckeyes


Four-star Norfolk, Virginia (Maury HS) cornerback Sheridan Jones revealed his Top 7 on Saturday and the Buckeyes were one of two Big Ten teams to make the cut. Also appearing on Jones’ list were Nebraska, Alabama, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia Tech, and Clemson. He revealed his choices in a unique video on Twitter.

Jones (6-0 170) is ranked the No. 17 cornerback in the 2019 class per the 247Sports Composite. He is ranked as the No. 139 prospect overall, and the No. 4 player in the state of Virginia.

Jones reclassified to the 2019 class from the 2020 class. Before reclassifying he was the No. 1 cornerback prospect in the 2020 class.

Ohio State will receive an unofficial visit from Jones next week.

Measuring in at 6-feet tall prior to his sophomore season last year, Jones may not be done growing. As a sophomore, he played the cornerback position with the maturity of an older player.

There is a lot to like about Jones’ game. He is already a very physical corner and will be coached out of his over-usage of the shoulder tackle.

Jones is mostly asked to defend receivers in off-man or zone coverages. Offenses have tried to take advantage of his aggressive style with double moves, but he recovers just as quickly as he crashes down. He turns and runs very well and glues himself to receivers on deep routes. Despite playing off, he can also be effective on slants because he is quick enough to handle route changes. Jones has also played some tighter man coverages, so he is accustomed to a wide array of denying receivers.

Ohio State does not yet have any cornerbacks committed, but they are expected to sign two or three every single year, if not more. They are recruiting some of the best players at the position in the nation. By design, some cornerbacks will be moved to safety once they get to OSU. Given his physical nature, that could be in Sheridan Jones’ future as well. Cornerback will always get the first look, however.

You can check out Sheridan Jones’ highlights below.

Sheridan Jones Highlights

[Sheridan Jones photo via @SJones3_ on Twitter.]


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  1. Have to think osu is in the driver’s seat in this recruitment.

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