Jamarco Jones Remains a Buckeye

By Jeremy Birmingham on February 4, 2014 at 10:02p

Jamarco Jones has decided to remain a Buckeye; this tweet from Jones moments ago indicated the soft-spoken offensive lineman's decision has been made, and he will stick with Ohio State after flirting with Michigan State.

Jones originally committed to Ohio State back in June over Michigan State and Michigan in a tight battle and remains a part of "The Dream 14" despite a late push by the Spartans. After the news first broke about a week and a half ago that Jones would be making a final visit to Michigan State, the Buckeyes sent in Larry Johnson, Ed Warinner and Stan Drayton to visit Jones. While Jones still ended up making the visit to Michigan State, the visit from the Ohio State staff helped the Buckeyes win in the end.

"It was all Jamarco's choice," Jones' mother told 11W. "He just told me tonight, but I told him that I would support him no matter what."

Jones is a key component in what could be a stellar offensive line class that also includes Demetrius Knox, Kyle Trout, Marcelys Jones and Brady Taylor. Ohio State's offensive line class is ranked as the second best in the nation behind Alabama (by 247Sports), providing immediate depth at one of the team's biggest needs.

Jones is ranked as the No. 4 offensive tackle in the 247 Composite ranking and was an Under Armour All-American.

Jones has stated he won't be talking about his decision tonight, but if he does we'll have more on this from the ElevenWarriors.com recruiting team as it develops.


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jedkat's picture


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

"No. You're an idiot, and your posts are terrible."

TheBadOwl's picture

I'm Ron Burgundy?

When I walked in this morning and saw the flag was at half mast I thought, "Alright, another bureaucrat ate it." but then I saw it was Li'l Sebastian. Half mast is too high. Show some damn respect.

jamesrbrown322's picture

When in Rome...

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill

Fugelere's picture

... Yes, go on

buckeyeinthechi's picture

Oh, I'm sorry, I still don't quite understand what that means..

There are three different types of people in the world.....those who can count, and those who cannot.

MilitaryBuckeye's picture

Finally got the Pantoni "BOOOOOM"
its official as far as I'm concerned!

jedkat's picture

Yup. I'll take that confirmation booooommm!

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

"No. You're an idiot, and your posts are terrible."

HotSauceCommittee's picture

Pass on the Boom! 

BuckToAsT's picture

GRAY BOX!!!!!!!!!

OSUnathen's picture

Couldn't see why he'd tweet O-H and then flip to MSU. Betting big time he is all OSU! 

Thomas's picture

Recruiting hurts my head. 

Phoenix824's picture

Welcome home big guy!!!!!!!!

ATXbucknut's picture
sharks's picture

One more time!

A man got to have a code...

+1 HS
DefendYoungstown's picture

I despise the (F)lakers and everything they are for...

What we can't do in the air we'll do on the ground.

KingKosar's picture
JOhio1560's picture

Looks like he's staying with the good guys! Great way to follow up the Iowa game!

I'm not finished!  Before we let you leave, your commander must cross that field, present himself before this army, put his head between his legs, and kiss his own arse.

Hovenaut's picture

I love this game.


Welcome aboard, young man. We are glad you are here.

Not expecting votes. Just putting this here for people who deserve a standing ovation.

otrain2416's picture

We were born to love Ohio State and hate that team up north.

teddyballgame's picture

Upvotes for everyone.

+1 HS
HotSauceCommittee's picture

Hopefully Pantoni's Boom is grounded in a phone call that was made to The Closer. 

BuckGnome's picture
dubjayfootball90's picture

Buckeye basketball win, JJ sticking with the Bucks, Signing day tomorrow, YEA BUDDY!!!!!!!

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

BuckeyeinToledo's picture

Wow, come on down McDowell!!

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

-Woody Hayes

BuckGnome's picture

I think McDowell pulls the Sparty hat tomorrow just to stick it to his parents if nothing else.  After all the public ranting and raving his mon and dad did against his first choice, in the media no less, to me it seems like a ripe situation for a teenager to establish some independence from a couple of overbearing parents.

BuckeyeinToledo's picture

Depends on the kind of kid he is.  I know I would have gotten my ass whooped if I did that on national TV.  But I see your point. 

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

-Woody Hayes

BuckGnome's picture

Yep.  Who knows the family dynamics going on there.   Maybe I'm just too old, but it always seems a bit peculiar  when this type of "family business" spills out in the open on a high profile recruiting decision like this.  Especially from the parents.  From the little we know, McDowell has had his heart set on MSU for a while.  As Birm has noted several times, kids often go with their heart over their head in moments like these. 
We also know teenagers in general can be fairly rebellious creatures.  From where I'm at, the nosebleeds, this is shaping up well for MSU.  Don't get me wrong, I'd love to see him pull the Block O hat tomorrow.  However, I think the teenager goes with his heart tomorrow.  And if it is over his parents very public objections, so much the better from his point of view.

TNbuckeye91's picture

get your ass whooped for making the decision that is yours to make? I'm glad i didn't come from your momma's womb. i'm sorry but that makes no sense.

I come from a long line high, low, and in-between, the same as you. - TVZ

BuckeyeinToledo's picture

If momma ain't happy, ain't no body happy. 

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

-Woody Hayes

TNbuckeye91's picture

ha i understand. i'm sorry that came off way more harsh when i read that again. thanks for being a good sport.

I come from a long line high, low, and in-between, the same as you. - TVZ

BuckeyeinToledo's picture

Haha. You're good dude. It's NSD, it's like Christmas for us. 

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

-Woody Hayes

buckz4evr's picture

@TNBUCKEYE91 And she most likely would feel the same way about you

TNbuckeye91's picture

chill brother.

I come from a long line high, low, and in-between, the same as you. - TVZ

BullCityBuckeye's picture

Welcome aboard, Mr. Jones!

holtzy's picture

I'm so glad I checked 11w one last time tonight!

ohiowhitesnake's picture

Now for MM...go bucks

I finally got a set of Gold Pants!

GoBucksOSU's picture

Making a good night even better.

BuckeyeVet's picture


"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."          - Groucho Marx

"The recipient of Oyster's ONLY down vote".

bucknut94's picture

Welcome to the Buckeye Nation J.Jones. Great to see you are a Buckeye.
Best wishes. Go Bucks!!!!

buckguyfan1's picture

God I love being a Buckeye.

harleymanjax's picture

"Because I couldn't go for 3"

BuckToAsT's picture

Hey, Malik! You're next! Get on board and join The Chase!

huber57's picture

Why does Dublin have so many round-abouts? Because everyone in Dublin thinks they have the right-of-way.

krodawg's picture

Whoop! Whoop!
Welcome <back> Mr. Jones!

Braxton2Devin's picture

The legend of The Closer continues....

buckguyfan1's picture

Good night all, big day tomorrow.  Forecast is very GRAY!

IBleedSandG's picture

Come on down to the Buckeye state, Malik! The air is crisper down here.


UCBuckeye's picture

It's a great night to be a Buckeye!

Brutusbuck6115's picture

Yesss!!! Welcome to the party Mr Jones. Now go get ready to go win some championships!

DJ Byrnes's picture


Californian by birth, Marionaire by the Grace of President Warren G. Harding.

PittBuckeye's picture

If you could try to control yourself a little bit it would be nice.

+1 HS
MotownBuck's picture

Urb and Mr Jones have a thing going on.
By thing I mean titles to earn. Welcome aboard!

Trotwood-Madison. Once a Ram, Always a Ram.

toad1204's picture

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

pcuzz1's picture

Yessurr! MM let's keeo the good times coming for the bucks tomorrow!

pat cozzens

BuckToAsT's picture

Sleep in peace Buckeye Nation.  
Gotta get rested for MM bright and early.  The Closer is at work.

Arizona_Buckeye's picture

FUCK YES!!!  It is like opening a great present on Christmas Eve Buckeye fans...

The best thing about Pastafarianism? It is not only acceptable, but advisable, to be heavily sauced

Seattle Linga's picture

As always - I love me some dancing cameramen

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

This is outstanding news!  Welcome to OSU Jamarco I- O!!  This is a great reason to celebrate!  This O Line class is one of the best in OSU history!!!
Go Bucks!!!

Urban Ohio's picture

I - O  Sir.  I love Buckeye Nation.

Newcomerstown Trojans between Woody and Beaver.

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

I wasn't worried at all.

Now tell Jamarco he owes me a new F5 button! XD

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

Buckeyevstheworld's picture


"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

Arizona_Buckeye's picture

I do hope the Buckeye Nation responded overwhelmingly with an I O

The best thing about Pastafarianism? It is not only acceptable, but advisable, to be heavily sauced

PittBuckeye's picture

Dantonio probably still catches himself sometimes. I-Ohhhhh no.

buckz4evr's picture

Whew!  Glad you made the final decision for the good guys

Buck Commander's picture

One down and one more big one to go..........IO.............BOOM BABY

Every time I set my DVR to record Biggest Loser......It always records Wolverine Football Games!

teddyballgame's picture

Kyle Berger ‏@K_Bergs 34s
Lol, what people don't know is that Jamarco almost went to MSU because I called the bottom bunk bed first

Rocket Man's picture

Best news I've heard all day!

I didn't go to engineering school to be a 'people person'

Seattle Linga's picture

My nerves have finally settled down -- just in time to get them ramped up for tomorrow

Killer nuts's picture

Jamarco Jones. 2 J's. 2 gray boxes. One for committing in the summer and one for staying on board. Great choice young man, I-O!

joel121270's picture

Gotta up vote for AJ Lee on principle...Yes!

Deadly Nuts's picture

Tomorrow is the first day that Meechy can have conversations with 11W users without an NCAA violation being committed. 


PF_Flyers22's picture

I already like this kid. He has a discussion with his Mom and quietly just posts something to twitter. No televised decision with hats strewn about in what's becoming such an odd spectacle.
Looking forward to seeing him excel in Scarlet and Gray.

Killer nuts's picture

Interesting (ironic?) choice to use a sparty celebration gif

Deadly Nuts's picture

just to rub it in their face


Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

Travis Jackson (63) has some serious hops.
That has to be at least an 8" vertical.

m5987usus's picture

When I was in Miami I was wearing my osu shirt and every buckeye fan I passed said O-H! I love this man


ATXbucknut's picture

MSU gets a consolation prize...maybe...

gobucks96's picture

Dantonio getting with the times... How unethical.

KingsRite's picture

Ya BOY!!!

“I have yet to be in a game where luck was involved. Well-prepared players make plays. I have yet to be in a game where the most prepared team didn't win.” -Urban Meyer-

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

Woohoo! Welcome JJ. Great start to signing day, Go BUCKS.

GV9's picture

Whew!  BIG relief.   
Now, Malik McDowell, Come On Down Big Fella!  

Seattle Linga's picture

Great show - one of the creators is from Shaker Heights.

m5987usus's picture

Himym things always get an up vote, Malik mcdowell, scarlet and gray suit up!


Seattle Linga's picture

I think it's safe to say ... all of us have too much time on our hands

southbymidwest's picture

So do you think that the coaches are all over at the Blackwell tonight since Columbus will be under a bit of snow tomorrow morning? Can't imagine driving through 6 inches of snow (or whatever they are currently forecasting for) would be fun to do at 5:30 AM. And tomorrow morning is not a morning to be late to work for any of them...

Drake's picture

If Malik commits tomorrow as we're all hoping he does, is this the best recruiting class ever for OSU? 

Seattle Linga's picture

Hey Prez Drake is that you ???? 
Onto your question.... Time will tell it - it'll take 2-3 years to really know but it sure looks like it has a real good chance to be the best. 

deddy214's picture

Excellent choice

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

edr4225's picture

lets go bucks!!

johnblairgobucks's picture

it's been about a month since I though of Mark May.  Thanks for ruining it.

BuckeyesMJ's picture

Er'body Jones'N tonight

Buckabroad's picture

Very happy and relieved to read this. I'm looking at this as a new commitment and celebrating with a glass of Lagavulin 21 yrs. aged. If McDowell commits today as well, it will be a glass of Glenmorangie 18 and I a happy (and tipsy) man.

"The minute we stop expecting greatness, we become Wisconsin."

buckskin's picture

Nice.  Good news after a 3 hour drive from work (normally 45 minutes) in the snow and ice. 

pabdublin78's picture

YAHOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!    Nothing better than starting signing day hearing this news! 

FROMTHE18's picture

recycled gif. but well worth a repeat. Still part of the family, well done Jamarco, well done indeed.

buckeyedude's picture

Shame on Dantonio for breaking the Gentleman's Agreement and giving me a few more gray hairs.
Phew! That was too close.



Grayskullsession's picture

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

BenedictineBuck's picture

Yo Sparty.....

Because we couldn't go for three!!!

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Nice try Sparty.  Your 15 minutes is up in November!

Class of 2010.