Jamarco Jones is Number 14

By Jeremy Birmingham on June 27, 2013 at 2:00p
Jones was a regular at Ohio State in the last year.

It's been a long strange ride, but Ohio State got a call they've been waiting for today when they landed Jamarco Jones, a 6-foot-5, 290 pound offensive tackle from Chicago as the 14th member of their 2014 recruiting class.

Jones announced his decision date about a month back, but since then there's been a flurry of anticipation around his choice as Michigan, Michigan State and Notre Dame all took their final swings, but in the end it was the long-term relationship that Buckeye assistant Mike Vrabel had cultivated with Jones and his mother that set the Buckeyes apart. In the last year and some odd months, Jones and his family had made a handful of trips to Ohio State and the familiarity with the Buckeye staff and campus proved to be the right fit for the big time prospect, who ranks as one of the top five offensive tackles in the country and is a national top 50 player across the board. Today, from his Chicago high school, Jones became a Buckeye.

The Jamarco Jones File

  • Size: 6-5/290
  • Pos: OL
  • School: De La Salle Institute (Chicago, IL)
  • Composite Rating: ★★★★
  • Composite Rank: 4 (OT)

"He's going to be a real good one," Jones' Core 6 training coach, Paul Szczesny told Eleven Warriors. "He was split between Ohio State, Michigan and Michigan State. If he was going to commit early I thought it would be Ohio State."

What are the Buckeyes getting with the addition of Jamarco Jones? 

"Hes a great pass blocker with a wide wingspan that he can use as a tackle to get his hands on defenders," Szczesny added. "He's really a well built offensive lineman with a great physical frame and an ability to knock back defenders in run blocking."

Now Ohio State's third offensive line commit for 2014, Jamarco joins fellow a Jones — Marcelys, a three-star guard from Cleveland Glenville — and Lancaster star Kyle Trout, as the Buckeyes continue to add depth along an offensive front that will lose four starters following the 2013 season.


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Chief B1G Dump's picture

With this kids ballin skillz and his 4.0 in the classroom...i can sum up this commitment only one way:

Borrowed Time's picture

Wow that was instantaneous. CONGRATS JAMARCO!

hodge's picture

It's obvious that we've been Jonesing for some elite linemen of late.
Welcome, Jamarco!

raki's picture

e-haaaahh O-H....

Buckeye Rocket Sci's picture


"Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence" - Calvin Coolidge

lljjgg's picture


Welcome to the family Jamarco!

ATXbucknut's picture

Oh boy, this is a big one!

Rapping Bum's picture


Help is on the way.

FROMTHE18's picture

high fives around

jmoody's picture


"Did you push yourself to be great today? If you didn't do it you lost a day. We ain't got many days to lose. We're going to push your a$$ like its never been pushed because what you've got in you were going to find out" UFM

Grayskullsession's picture

"if irony were made of strawberries, we' d all be drinking a lot of smoothies right now."

chromedomebuck's picture

Great news! Welcome to BuckeyeNation Jamarco!

Champions Bleed Scarlet & Gray

rekrul's picture

Jamarcon me crazy...  Let the OL flood gates open!!!

Out Work, Out Think, Out Play!!!

Jangs78's picture

Woo-Hoo!!!!!  So awesome!

Edincostarica's picture

Welcome to the BUCKEYE NATION.


blazers34's picture


Hovenaut's picture

Yes! Welcome aboard JJ!

MRW I found out I had Top Comment

OHBuckInCA's picture

Heck Yeah!  Meechy, Mavety, and Eluemunor come on down and let's make this the best OL class of all time!  O-H!

"The time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect." - Woody Hayes

Buckeye Rocket Sci's picture

Making the great state of Ohio proud! I-O!!!

"Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence" - Calvin Coolidge

stanton6's picture

Huge pickup for us!!! Great news, wonder if it will cause a few more to start moving up decisions? The train is moving baby!


Ekes42's picture

OH yeah!!  It's all coming together now!!

biggy84's picture

Welcome to Buckeye Nation!!

osubuck57's picture

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!! Welcome to Buckeye Nation Jamarco!!


Stinson's picture

"The height of human desire is what wins, whether it's on Normandy Beach or in Ohio Stadium." -Wayne Woodrow Hayes

LouGroza's picture

Welcome aboard JJ. Started the OL train a rollin'!

sfgoody's picture

HUGE GET!!! Vrabes continues to KILL IT! Welcome, JJ!!


MassiveAttack's picture

The sky is indeed not falling!

The Ohio State University - "Haters love us!"

AndyVance's picture

TO the contrary - to quote a popular tune on the radio, "the ceiling can't hold us!"

NorthwestOhioBuck's picture

YESSS! Welcome to Buckeye Nation Jamarco!

In Urban we trust. That is all

Poison nuts's picture

Picture a celebratory .gif here____...YES!!

"Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto.

ATXbucknut's picture

So he did buy the OSU hat yesterday...It's not scarlet and gray, but it still looks good on this future Buckeye!

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Ohio State could also use the guy next to him.

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Iron_Buckeye's picture


“The minute we stop expecting greatness from our football program, we become Wisconsin.” Craig Krenzel

dubjayfootball90's picture

Huge pick-up. HUGE in every sense of the word. This guy is going to be a world-beater on the frontlines, paving the way for his rb's. This is awesome.
Welcome, Jamarco! Now get ready to rock!

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

Thunderbrow's picture

Ten thousand kola nuts to you!

I mean everyone heals people, comforts people, learns from you, learns from me, whatever.

rkylet83's picture

Ah...life is good when you have Coach Meyer!

AndyVance's picture

Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay
My, oh my what a wonderful day!
Plenty of sunshine heading my way
Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay!

Squirrel Master's picture

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

Squirrel Master's picture

I know he is a tackle but would love having the Joneses as the guards. Especially when Trout and one of the possible incoming 3 tackles will be the bookends.
This is awesome! Great get and little doubt in my mind. the draw was too good to pass up. Elite program currently in the beginning of what could be an all-time dynasty and a strong chance that he will be able to START right away. Glad he didn't pass that up!
Bollman, despite being the TE coach, is like a voodoo doll, garlic clove necklace and Sex Panther all rolled into one when it comes to elite Oline talent. Thank god he isn't around here anymore.

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

Urban Nation Army's picture

Bet you can't say "Bert Bielma is a bumbling buffoon" five times fast.

BME_Buckeye's picture

Welcome to the Family Mr. Jones

So excited at my desk I hurt myself in the celebration. 

Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see.


almurray10's picture

Welcome aboard young fella

FROMTHE18's picture

and OSU's class jumps to #3 on 247...that escalated quickly

Gametime's picture

#5 on Scout (hasn't updated yet), #3 on 247, #8 on Rivals.
And M Jones is a 4-star OG composite!

Between goals and achievement is discipline and consistency. That fire you have inside to do whatever you love is placed there by God. Now go claim it. ~ Denzel Washington

tennbuckeye19's picture

I'm still seeing Texas A&M ranked #1 on Scout?
Edit: NM you edited your post. lol

Gametime's picture

TENN, #3 on Scout now!

Between goals and achievement is discipline and consistency. That fire you have inside to do whatever you love is placed there by God. Now go claim it. ~ Denzel Washington

9Route's picture

I feel a run on OLinemen committing to tOSU in the very near future.

I'm just happy to be here

SilverBulletNYC's picture

Oh yeah!!!

The South will NOT rise again!

chirobuck's picture

I think 11W has the most talented GIF posters on the internet


^ best post ever ^

BTBuckeye's picture

His arms be so long...he can pick your nose from across the street

WezBuck28's picture

Hell to the mutha fu€kin yeah!! Welcome home big boy! We hongry, let's go eat!!

Unky Buck's picture

Just dancing for joy!

Rock over London; Rock on Chicago. Timex: It takes a lickin' but keeps on tickin'

MN Buckeye's picture

I see we now have the #3 class according to 247.  Weren't we at something like #18 just a week or so ago?

tennbuckeye19's picture

Not sure what OSU was on 247, but they're still #18 on ESPN, but I expect to get a bump now. Rivals did move OSU to #8. And Scout already has OSU @ #5 (UM @ #6?!?) and had also not yet updated post-Jones announcement.
Edit: What a joke, ESPN has moved OSU up to #17 from #18 with Jamarco's commitment.

theobi's picture

ESPN gave us a bump. To 17. Ridiculous. 

Right Again's picture

This is the same ESPN that has Jalyn Holmes listed as a TE...  Take it with a grain of salt, they're clearly understaffed in the recruiting coverage.  247 and Rivals are the only ones really worth anything.

IBleedSandG's picture

This. espn's recruiting is a joke.


Blue Eyed Buckeye's picture

and the only reason we're "low" on Rivals is because the schools above us have more signees at lower ratings.  When it's all said and done Kentucky and Tennessee won't be topping the list just because they twice the 3-star recruits as us.
All those schools have used up 3-5 scholarships each on 3-star recruits whereas we have those scholarships free to land 4/5-star recruits.  As this class fills up we'll continue moving up.

Dougger's picture


I like football

German Buckeye's picture

This is nasty to look at isn't it? 

buckeyedude's picture

This seems funny as shit to me, but I have to admit, if I saw my granddaughter doing that, she'd stop or get a paddling on her dupa.



fansince1968's picture

Welcome & congrats Jamarco...pancake city!

buckz4evr's picture

We jumped all the way up to 3rd on 247.
Edit OOPs already posted

Silverbuck8's picture

Great addition to the 14 class!

Buckeye06's picture

The difference 1 week makes with Buckeye fans haha

Silverbuck8's picture

always excitement.

Maestro's picture

This is getting REALLY good.

vacuuming sucks

Powers's picture

A down vote for Heisenberg?! He will be at your door soon because....

IBleedSandG's picture

Yep. Don't f*ck wit Walt!


Wilkins78's picture

Shanker's article says 17 is not including Jones' commitment.  He often gets things wrong in his articles though, so take it FWIW.

tennbuckeye19's picture

I don't know, the ranking before said #18 with 13 commits and now says #17 with 14 commits.

OSU_ALUM_05's picture

Yeti's have feelings too.

OSU_undergrad's picture

This show sucks...and therefore I cannot upvote the gif.

jedkat's picture

her upper torso area does not, therefore I will

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Dean's picture

She does have a nice collarbone, doesn't she?

jedkat's picture

agreed, full figured collarbones are highly underrated IMO

"Can we please stop the message board fighting? I really can't stand the message board fighting..."

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Joe4's picture

It feels especially good to get one of these out-of-state guys that we've been in on for awhile!

O-H-I-Owe-U's picture

Chicago style pancakes! Dish 'em out Mr Jones. 

Yenots11's picture

I find this uniquely uncomfortable and disturbing. Her mother should be smacked that this gif exists.
On the other hand, it's the same move i did when i heard the news!!! Welcome Jamarco!!
The Urbanator and his maniacal wall punching badass of an assistant strike again!!!

Go Bucks!! 

"Aut viam inveniam aut faciam!"

BeijingBucks's picture

she's just warming up her back in case she wins one of those ridiculous-sized trophies behind her

None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license. ~ John Milton

tennbuckeye19's picture

OSU up to #3 on Scout as well (from #5).

Blue Eyed Buckeye's picture

That highlight reel stacked more pancakes than this guy

tdible2132's picture

Yes!!!! Recruiting has been awesome to follow over the past week and a half!

phxbuck's picture

And it looks like Artavis Scott is heading to Clemson, great day. 

zbd's picture

Jones, Jones and Trout sounds like a law firm.  Look for them to do a lot of business in the near future.

rekrul's picture

Probably an ambulance chasing law firm...  They will still be chasing the ambulance they put the guys in to make sure they stay on their back!!!

Out Work, Out Think, Out Play!!!

tennbuckeye19's picture

Yeah. They don't get paid unless you win your case.

buckskin's picture

Welcome to OSU Jamarco.  I have a feeling our lineman haul will be similar to our playmaker haul from last year.

GV9's picture

Now THAT's what I'm talking about!  A Critical Addition to this year's OL class.  
Welcome to tOSU Jamarco!  We are so glad to have you join us!  
The future is looking brighter and brighter now.  
Great Day to be a Buckeye!  

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

And that's how it's done.  Congrats Jamarco, welcome to the family.

Class of 2010.

Arizona_Buckeye's picture

OUTSTANDING!!!!  Welcome to the Buckeye Nation Jamarco!!!  It is a very nice family to be a part of - especially when the crystal balls start flowing in!

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jccavanaugh's picture

Man...some of those defenders in the highlight reel pancaked themselves out of sheer terror when they saw him coming!

cinserious's picture

That Jamarco Jones, he's a dreamboat!

One day I will valiantly become a political prisoner of 11W jail.

ToTheHouse's picture

The "MONSTER-MASH" is BACK...alla...Orlando "Pancake" Pace....time to set his record aside...! J-SMASH doesn't just FINISH...He serves his victims a Wheel-Barrow FULL of Turf-WHAM-WHAM-WHAM...
Thanks 11W...for bring'n it...ToTheHouse....AGAIN !!

To the NC House...Repeat gonna be Sah-weet!

BME_Buckeye's picture

I do wonder how much Jones friendship with Thompson with both of them going against each other in the Core 6 and being from the same state played into this. 

Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see.


rampageripster's picture

Watching his film again and he has that mean streak I love to see in O-Linemen.  Whent hat ball is snapped, he is an animal and he will put you into the ground.
Welcome him Jamarco

Cause I couldn't go for three

2014nationalchamps's picture

the first domino has fallen. Jones picks the good guys. Now we need dominoes Prince, Mavety, Elemuenor?, and Knox to follow suit.  If that happens, the OSU class will be #1 and our Oline needs will be a thing of the past.  Go Bucks...In Urban we Trust

O-H-I-O  for life

ATT2121's picture

Nothing better than getting home from a hard day and finding out that our Buckeye family has increased in size. Welcome Jamarco!!!!!!!!!!!!
As a side note, thank you 11W for all you do. Both staff and members. Good news or bad, I know that I can come here and celebrate or commiserate with friends.


"It all goes so fast, and character makes the difference when it's close."
Jesse Owens

OSUStu's picture

Late to the party once again.  But still time to get down.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

RBuck's picture

Long live the southend.

GoBucks713's picture

how firm thy friendship....

-The Aristocrats!

mitchjacobsen01's picture

Word on the street is that Hoke didn't want him because he didn't fit his system. It was a mutual parting of ways...

Non-committable offer, etc.

I hear he didn't have the competitive fire necessary to play for Hoke.

For what it's worth, most of mgoblog has been relatively calm on this pick up.  I still count it as a head to head victory against scUM.

THE_JUICE's picture

Sour grapes.  Stay class, scUM fans.

Yamosu's picture

This post is misleading.  The entire post on MGOBlog was:
"And we didn't need him. Word on the street is that Hoke didn't want him because he didn't fit his system. It was a mutual parting of ways...
But in all seriousness, I don't see this as a huge loss. Good luck to this kid"
The other was:
"I hear he didn't have the competitive fire necessary to play for Hoke.
Hoke looks for people that live, eat, and breath football. He said, "Jamarco, I want you to eat an actual football for me right now, son". But Jamarco wouldn't do it. Do not want."
This is obviously a sarcastic response and not sour grapes.  All the additional responses were just additional sarcastic responses posted in jest at losing a solid recruit.

THE_JUICE's picture

I see what you did there...pulling the old Urban Meyer-Kirk Herbstreit tactic...

BeijingBucks's picture

sarcasm is the first defense of fear... when you just realized Brax just got all the time in the world and/or freeway sized running lanes to shine his diamond in!!

None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license. ~ John Milton

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E2Brutus's picture

Awesome! Welcome, Jamarco!

mshaf's picture

Welcome to the Buckeyes Jamarco...........Suck it _ichigan

Oldschoolbuck's picture

Welcome, Mr. Jones! You join a great tradition of O-linemen that have matriculated at tOSU: Groza, Hicks, Lachey, Stringer, Pace & Mangold just to name a few...
We look forward to seeing you cook up some pancakes as well, young man!!
Great job, Coach Vrabel! (I wonder if any of those Super Bowl rings help sway recruits...)

Braxton2Devin's picture

Keepin' that Core 6 pipeline flowin'!

sb97's picture

Now I feel better about recruiting.  I am not going to lie.  I was worried about the OL.  Don't get me wrong, I liked the guys we were getting.  I just wanted to get the front line squared away.

tennbuckeye19's picture

Have to admit, I'm still dancing over this news.

unholy bucknut's picture

Im so pumped for this commit. Looks like this class is starting to gain some big momentum now. Lets keep it rolling. I want to see some more big eaters give that commit. Kids got more pancakes than IHOP.

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ogdirtyd's picture

Couldn't have asked for a better birthday present! Welcome to the Buckeye family young man! 

Buckeye born and bred, a Buckeye 'til I'm dead.


harleymanjax's picture


"Because I couldn't go for 3"

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

This is great. I LOVE a kid with brains. Welcome to the family. 

Read my entire screen name....

pjtobin's picture

I love this class so much!! Welcome home young man!

Bury me in my away jersey, with my buckeye blanket. A diehard who died young. Rip dad. 

teddyballgame's picture

Can't wait to see this guy on Saturdays

UrbanBuckeye's picture

4.2 GPA, according to Rivals. Great player, great kid, could not be happier to get a commitment from Jamarco.

Vonn Bell once asked me in class if he could borrow my pencil and he never gave it back. Ain't even mad.

Knarcisi's picture

New name for our OL = Hungry Jack Lane. 

pasadena buckeye's picture

Awesome baby.  Love the pick up, love the pancake blocks, love the gifs.  Roll, Bucks, roll.

Pasadena Buckeye

Sin City Buckeye's picture


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

osubuckeye4life's picture

Better late than never!!! Welcome to The Ohio State University Jamarco!!! I see many pancakes in your future.
Do the Ed Lover dance!