Four-Star Linebacker Keandre Jones Has Flipped from Maryland to Ohio State

By Jeremy Birmingham on January 18, 2016 at 4:09 pm
Keandre Jones and Kareem Felder at Ohio State this weekend.
Keandre Jones (left) and Kareem Felder

Last night, it was reported by Scott Greene of that Ohio State had flipped four-star linebacker Keandre Jones, committed to Maryland since December of 2014, on the heels of his official visit with the Buckeyes this past weekend. Today, another Maryland source says it's also happening. 

This afternoon, following a hectic morning that included Maryland at-home visit, and a reported joint press conference with quarterback Dwayne Haskins, Jr., Jones met with Urban Meyer and informed the Buckeyes of his decision. The pair announced their choice together.

Eleven Warriors has confirmed his commitment.

The Jones File

  • Class: 2016
  • Size: 6'3/198
  • Pos: OLB
  • School: Good Counsel (Olney, MD)
  • Composite Rating: ★★★★
  • Composite Rank: 9 (OLB)

The country's 9th-ranked outside linebacker, decided this past Thursday to make an official visit to Ohio State after a visit to his school by the Buckeyes' Luke Fickell. The visit, which started on Friday, last through today and according to sources at Ohio State, the visit left Jones "with a lot to think about."

Consider the thought finished.

The Under-Armour All-American chose the Buckeyes over Maryland, Florida, Penn State and others, but the real coup here is taking arguably Maryland's best player away from the new staff in College Park.

The 21st commitment in Ohio State's 2016 class, Jones is the second linebacker in a class. He's an elite hitter with excellent sideline-to-sideline speed and is also an above-average cover man at linebacker. Jones joins Tuf Borland, who has already enrolled with the Buckeyes, at linebacker in Luke Fickell's future iteration of the Silver Bullets.

Eleven Warriors will have more on the commitment of Keandre Jones soon.

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