Ohio State Football: Top '14 O-Lineman Commits to Meyer and the Buckeyes

David RegimbalFeatured ColumnistDecember 25, 2012

COLUMBUS, OH - SEPTEMBER 15:  Head Coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes salutes the students after Ohio State defeated the California Golden Bears 35-28 at Ohio Stadium on September 15, 2012 in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
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Urban Meyer was so good this year that he received a Christmas present a whole year in advance.

Marcelys Jones—a 2014 offensive lineman out of Glenville High School in Cleveland—verbally committed to Meyer and Ohio State Christmas morning.

2014 OL Marcelys Jones text me to say he committed to #OhioState Said Meyer told him it was his best Christmas gift this year.

— Derek Young(@Derek11W) December 25, 2012

While Meyer is looking to put the finishing touches on this year's group of incoming freshmen, Jones became the first commitment in Ohio State's 2014 class.

Jones—a 6'5", 325 pound junior lineman—is one of the top '14 prospects in the country, ranked the No. 2 offensive guard and the No. 47 prospect overall by 247Composite. He could play either offensive guard or offensive tackle, but the staff has reportedly talked to him about the possibility of playing defensive tackle (via elevenwarriors.com).

Jones keeps the ever-important Glenville pipeline flowing out of a school that has produced some of the top players (Troy Smith, Ted Ginn, Donte Whitner) in recent Ohio State history.

This is the first commitment in a 2014 class that could (and likely will) end up as one of the best in the country for Ohio State. With a large number of elite 2014 prospects hailing from Ohio, Meyer has a loaded crop of recruits in his own backyard to choose from.

 

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