Dre'Mont Jones Loves Ohio State

By John Brandon on April 14, 2014 at 4:34 pm

Cleveland St. Ignatius defensive end Dre'Mont Jones visited Ohio State this weekend and remains very high on the Buckeyes. Did he think about committing? "Yes," he said. Overall, the visit went "really well" for Jones.

Dre'Mont visited Ohio State a couple of weeks ago, during which he got to meet Archie Griffin. After that visit, Dre'Mont said that Ohio State had set the bar high, after this visit he said that the Buckeyes have distanced themselves from his other top schools - Notre Dame and Michigan.

So, why no commitment if the Buckeyes are the clear leaders? Dre'Mont said that he wanted to check out his other top schools a bit more before making any final decisions. Dre'Mont visited Michigan a couple of weeks ago, after which he told me that the visit "went great." Michigan currently sits at a distant second in his recruitment, with Notre Dame third.

While Notre Dame sits at No. 3 right now, they figure to be a bigger threat to Ohio State than Michigan does. Dre'Mont has already visited Michigan and they are far behind Ohio State. He hasn't visited Notre Dame yet but he's interested in them, so they could sneak into the picture as well. He recently picked up an offer from the Fighting Irish.

That being said it would be a pretty big surprise if Jones ended up anywhere other than Columbus at this point. Birm pretty much summed it up a few weeks ago:

If Jones doesn't end up a Buckeye, I'll eat my shoe.

After he visited Ohio State, Jones said that he was planning on committing in the early summer. As of now, the timeline has moved up a bit. A commitment could come any time after he makes his visits to Michigan and Notre Dame, both of which he is planning to visit on his spring break in a few weeks.

It's a big decision for Jones and he wants to make sure "(he's) comfortable" at the school he chooses. The Buckeyes are looking great, and it shouldn't be much longer before the commitment drought finally comes to an end.


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