Ohio State had several areas of need in the 2014 class, chief among them being the offensive line and linebacker. Here’s a look at their top five areas of need and what they’ve done to address them so far. 1. Offensive line. The Buckeyes have a major need at offensive line and it was a clear priority in the 2014 class. So far, Ohio State has done well recruiting the position with early commitments from Marcelys Jones and Kyle Trout. At the end of June, No.
Ohio State offensive line commit Marcelys Jones had a busy weekend, but it was a successful one.
He attended a camp in Pittsburgh which is part of the Rivals Camp Series. Joined by fellow Buckeye commits Parris Campbell and Kyle Berger, …
Calm down. That’s what Marcelys Jones (Cleveland/Glenville) is doing and that’s what he wants Ohio State fans to do as well. Jones, who visited the Buckeyes on April 6, made a few comments on Twitter a few months ago that didn’t exactly jibe with Ohio State followers. A Buckeyes commit since Christmas Day, the comments weren’t about making a decommitment or anything like that. But they caused a stir. His response set the record straight.
As the 2014 recruiting class comes more and more into focus following what was yet another strong national signing day for Urban Meyer, BuckeyeNation will take a position-by-position look at the juniors. We’re going to start with the biggest position of need and move forward. That means today it’s the offensive line, where Ohio State has already picked up commitments from Marcelys Jones (Cleveland/Glenville) and Kyle Trout (Lancaster, Ohio/Lancaster).
Ohio State admittedly missed a bit on the offensive line in the recruiting class of 2013. In 2014, Urban Meyer is making sure it doesn’t happen again. With a razor-thin unit already, the Buckeyes have wasted no time, picking up ESPN Watch List offensive tackles Marcelys Jones (Cleveland/Glenville) and Kyle Trout (Lancaster, Ohio/Lancaster). Trout has been a big name all along, while Jones — also a big name — cemented his worth with a strong showing at the Best of the Midwest Combine last week.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — University of Alabama head coach Nick Saban went back to the area where he first started coaching to offer a trio of 2014 prospects on Wednesday. The group from Cleveland (Ohio) Glenville High School included Ohio State commitment Marcelys Jones, ESPN Watch List athlete Marshon Lattimore and safety Erick Smith. “I was just real excited,” Jones said. “It made my day a lot better. It was just a great day.” Jones committed to the Buckeyes on Christmas, but the offer from the Crimson Tide certainly caught his attention.
Urban Meyer doesn’t have much to worry about on the recruiting trail. He’s one of the best of the best, and his name carries a ton of weight with recruits. That said, if there’s one coach in the country that is on Meyer’s level, it would be Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide—and he’s definitely a coach Saban needs to keep an eye on, especially if Alabama is coming after an Ohio State commitment. According to Bill Greene of Scout.com, 4-star offensive guard recruit and Ohio State commitment Marcelys Jones has picked up an offer from Saban and the Crimson Tide: The Cleveland Glenville offensive tackle has continued to add offers, and the 6-foot-4, 325-pound, lineman received a big one Wednesday. “This is a big offer for me and I was surprised to get it, to be honest,” Jones stated. “My principal came and got me …
Urban Meyer doesn’t have much to worry about on the recruiting trail. He’s one of the best of the best, and his name carries a ton of weight with recruits.
That said, if there’s one coach in the country that …
Welcome to Across The Field, a regular feature on BuckeyeNation where we point you to noteworthy Buckeyes coverage here and elsewhere. Think something should be included? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. BuckeyeNation Week in Review So much for that recruiting dead period — the Buckeyes finally picked up their first 2014 pledge on Christmas morning with Cleveland Glenville OT Marcelys Jones. Jones, as the first pledge to the class, knows that means he’s now a recruiter as well.
The first commit in any recruiting class is always big. Ohio State’s coaches want to build a strong relationship and hope that player will be the mouthpiece for an entire year or maybe more. In the class of 2013 it was Cam Burrows (Trotwood, Ohio/Trotwood-Madison). What followed was an Ohio State secondary with the potential to be incredible. The class of 2014 started on Tuesday with the commitment of Marcelys Jones (Cleveland/Glenville), who just might bring a megaphone with him to games in an effort to lure potential recruits to the Buckeyes.