Ohio State's offensive line retained a massive rock Wednesday afternoon when starting left tackle Jamarco Jones said on Twitter he will return for one last ride in Columbus.
I got another year till I get paid https://t.co/tcXmYe09m1
— Jamarco Jones (@jjones_74) January 11, 2017
A source close to Jones also confirmed to Eleven Warriors that the tackle will return for his senior season.
Overshadowed by Pat Elflein's dominance this season on the way to the Rimington Award as the country's top center, the 2014 four-star signee quietly had a brilliant year at left tackle in place of first-round NFL Draft pick Taylor Decker.
Ohio State LT Jamarco Jones finished season with a 97.4% pass block rate. Lions 1st-rd pick Taylor Decker had a 96.4% rate for OSU in 2015.
— CFB Film Room (@CFBFilmRoom) November 29, 2016
He served as the program's sixth offensive lineman last season, and Ed Warinner said multiple times he was deserving of a starting spot—there just wasn't one available to him.
With Billy Price moving from right guard to center, Michael Jordan back at left guard and Isaiah Prince at right tackle, Jones's return gives the Buckeyes four of five starters back up front in 2017.