Marcelys Jones is Number One for 2014

By Alex on December 25, 2012 at 1:03p

Buckeye fans got an extra Christmas gift this morning as Cleveland (OH) Glenville OL/DL Marcelys Jones gave his verbal commitment to Urban Meyer today, becoming the first member in Ohio State's 2014 recruiting class.

The 6-5/325 Jones projects as a guard on the offensive line at the college level but the staff has spoken to him recently about playing defensive tackle in Columbus as well.

Jones is a big pick up for OSU as he keeps the Glenville pipeline flowing and starts off a 2014 class that is expected to be one of the best in America.

We'll be catching up with Marcelys in the near future to talk about his commitment, but in the meantime enjoy your Christmas present from Urban Meyer.


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Boom777's picture

Now that's a gift!

Wherever you are, there you be!

Baroclinicity's picture

Yay Christmas Miracle Gray Box!

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

Drewbuckeye's picture

Merry Christmas to everyone and this is awesome! Go Buckeyes!

johnblairgobucks's picture

That Buckeye stocking must be bigger than I thought.   Fitting a 6-5 325lb blue chip in it, is bad-ass.
Welcome to The Ohio State Buckeyes, Marcelys.

AndyVance's picture

Someone help me out - chubby iPhone fingers played Grinch!

Danify's picture

What a Christmas gift, welcome to the Buckeye family, now Marcelys bring your buddy Lattimore along with you!

Killer nuts's picture

No finer gift than a gray box

Jbuckham94's picture

So much for waiting until after NSD. Oh well, I'm more than happy with the Christmas gift.

Class of 2016. Go Bucks!

Crimson's picture

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good recruit!  It would be fun to have all presents come in gray boxes :)

Urbstache's picture

Yes! Time for Marcelys to start talking to many of the big targets we're after.

Urban Warfare

ODEEZ330's picture

Nice so much for after nsd huge get. Its xmas n scum still blows

stark county football

BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

Grey Box for X-Mas?! Thank You, Urban Claus!

Wayne Woodrow Hayes

dubjayfootball90's picture

Welcome Mr. Jones. Great Christmas present!!!!!

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

thatlillefty's picture

Coach Ginn comes through again. Glad to know the Glenville pipeline will remain alive and well under the Meyer regime.

kareemabduljacobb's picture

Nice!  Hopefully we'll keep him on the OL.  Merry Xmas to you all.  Except for the downvoting troll. haha

BuckinBama's picture

This is GREAT news definitely, but what happen to making kids wait until after NSD? Isn't the accepting of this commit a slap in the face to T.Snodgrass, and L.Johnson, the kids that have already tried/wanted to commit, but were told to wait? Not to mention I thought the Glenville kids waited a while I'm happy, but confused as well.

CLEBuck's picture

I think it has to do with the position. Looks like they're done with OL this year so they can accept the '14 kids. At LB and WR they still have some potential in '13 that they don't want to scare away. 

C.L.E Man I rep my town, everyday bleed that orange and brown.

Silverbuck8's picture

Snodgrass was having issues with grades, per bucknuts both OSU and ND have decided there are bigger fish out there especially after undefeated regular seasons. 

rampageripster's picture

Less this and more the one right above

Cause I couldn't go for three

1stYrBuckIClub's picture

I'm thrilled by the Christmas Gray Box! It's my very own Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action, Two Hundred Shot, Range Model Air Rifle!

jestertcf's picture

its' all fun and games until someone shoots their eye out. :)

~Because we couldn't go for three~

OSU westcoast's picture

Dont forget about the compass in the stock haha


TheHumbleBuckeye's picture

That's a bigggggg high school kid. Can't wait til he gets a few years into Marotti's strength and conditioning program. Keep loading up the trenches Urbz! Hoke has made his intentions clear. The Team Up North is going back to trench warfare. Me thinks we'll be ready :-)

3technique's picture

Gotta love this!!! This guy is huge!! I think the Oline will be allright after all.

buck-I.8's picture

I don't want to be the one negative nancy on Christmas, but not unlike Tim Garder, this kid has to get rid of some of this bad weight. He's a Tressel lineman right now, but he moves well for his size, and could be a beast if he puts muscle where that fat is.

kareemabduljacobb's picture

Give him time, he's still growing into his body... and don't worry once he steps foot on campus, dude will be turned into a machine by Ed Warriner.

buck-I.8's picture

Well he'll obviously get a redshirt year, but this is something he needs to focus on in the next year, before he gets on campus to be on the same track as the others in class. A lot of times, even with a redshirt, the guys that don't come in as well conditioned get lost on the depth chart. With a foreseen depth issue at his position, Jones would do himself some good to get on a dietary plan starting now, and the coaches are no doubt talking to him about that now.

RBuck's picture

dude will be turned into a machine by Ed Warriner.

...and Mick Marroti.

Long live the southend.

OSU westcoast's picture

Pretty sure once Marotti gets his hands on him, all will be good


jestertcf's picture

Grey box? 2014 committ? Well Merry Christmas to me!!!!

~Because we couldn't go for three~

CowCat's picture

Welcome to Buckeye Nation, Marcelys!

"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
-- Urban Meyer

Buckeyes125's picture

Wow!!! What a great suprise! Welcome to the family Marcelys Jones, and Merry Christmas to all of you!

Sin City Buckeye's picture

I also like this tweet right after the commitment
Raekwon McMillan® ‏@Kwon_daTRUTH
Don't know him yet but congrats to Marcelys Jones , Merry Christmas !!

Is there a difference between Viper and Leo? "No, we just thought Viper sounded cooler."---Former Buckeye Coach Mike Vrabel

Jhesse17's picture

I like our chances with McMillan. Correct me if I'm wrong but he and Hand have talked about being a package deal right? Now THAT would be scary.

Triv's picture

Don't believe they talked to eachother about a package deal, but Raekwon tweeted a while back saying if Hand committed to OSU he'd commit on the spot because of how rediculous our D line would be

Sorry Urban, Woody is still my favorite

danavh4's picture

Love it...great anchor to start off the new year! 
Now all  want for Christmas is my two two linebackers!  (Mitchell and T.J.!)

Michigan Fan: "We lose a long snapper and the whole team goes to shit!"

allbucksallthetime's picture

Merry Christmas to all and what good news to early Christmas gift!  The momentum for our beloved Buckeyes continues to build as we near NSD for the 2013 class and the tremendous work done already in the 2014 class can't but make for the happiest of holidays.  Go Bucks!

kareemabduljacobb's picture

Hopefully this means the staff feels good on who will fill up the rest of this years class.  I'm just hoping Trey and Mike remember to drop the "THE" infront of Ohio State when they put on that hat at the AA game.

TheHannimal's picture

Ok in my book.

buckeye76BHop's picture

What a great Xmas present.

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you."

"I love football. I think it is most wonderful game in world and I despise to lose."

Woody Hayes 1913 - 1987 

Norwalk's picture

It truly is a Christmas miracle.  When was the last time a G-ville kid committed this early? Teddy?

Phillips.449's picture

Merry Christmas!  Hopefully we will see a couple more grey boxes stack up on top of this one over the next week or so.

OSU westcoast's picture

Can't wait for him to get in the ear of Worley and Lattimore.  Feelin that he's gonna be a solid recruiter for us.  Keep on going with the Glenville train


Silverbuck8's picture

The more I read about this kid the weight doesn't bother me.   E.Warriner wanted this guy bad after FNL and his footwork is amazing for his size. 

Buckeyeneer's picture


"Because the rules won't let you go for three." - Woody Hayes

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