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.
O-H— Jamarco Jones (@jjones_73) February 5, 2014
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.