Ohio State's bridge into Brooklyn is still standing strong.
In 2014, the Buckeyes went to Erasmus Hall and signed four-star athlete Curtis Samuel. In 2016, it was three-star athlete Jahsen Wint.
Holding true to that pattern, Ohio State added yet another Dutchman when four-star two-way lineman Matthew Jones committed to the Buckeyes while on an unofficial camp visit this afternoon.
The Jones File
- Class: 2018
- Size: 6-foot-4, 315 pounds
- Pos: OL/DT
- School: Erasmus Hall (Brooklyn, NY)
- Composite Rating: ★★★★
- Composite Rank: 3 (DT)
The 6-foot-4, 315-pound Jones is considered the third-best defensive tackle and No. 53 prospect overall, though he may very well end up at guard or center. He picked Ohio State over 19 other offers from programs such as Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Michigan, Penn State, Tennessee and Wisconsin, something that comes as no surprise given his relationship with the staff, Samuel and Wint.
Jones has kept his recruitment rather close to the vest since Ohio State offered last May, but the Buckeyes have always been considered his favorite. Some felt he may even commit to the staff during a campus visit earlier this spring, but Saturday's visit with his parents and brother finally sealed the deal.
Jones becomes the 14th member of Ohio State's 2018 recruiting class, joining five-star defensive tackle Taron Vincent, five-star quarterback Emory Jones, five-star defensive end Brenton Cox, four-star offensive tackle Max Wray, four-star defensive end Andrew Chatfield, four-star linebackers Dallas Gant and Teradja Mitchell, four-star cornerback Sevyn Banks, four-star safeties Josh Proctor and Jaiden Woodbey, four-star running back Brian Snead, four-star all-purpose back Jaelen Gill and three-star running back Master Teague III.
Eleven Warriors will have more on Jones' commitment soon.