Keandre Jones will be playing in the Ohio Stadium this year, but in a different uniform.
After transferring from Ohio State to Maryland this offseason, the former Buckeye linebacker has been granted immediate eligibility to play for the Terrapins this season, setting up a regular season matchup against his former team in Columbus.
Mike Locksley just announced that Ohio State transfer Keandre Jones has been cleared immediately eligible to play for Maryland football this fall.— Testudo Times (@testudotimes) August 2, 2019
Jones' Ohio State homecoming will come on Nov. 9 when Maryland travels to face the Buckeyes in the 'Shoe.
A Maryland native, Jones' transfer brought him closer to home to the program and coach to which he originally committed. Then a four-star linebacker, Jones was a Maryland commitment before flipping to Ohio State late in the 2016 recruiting cycle on the same day Dwayne Haskins did the same.
Both Jones and Haskins decommitted at least in part because of the departure of then-interim head coach Mike Locksley, who recently returned to Maryland as its new head coach.
Jones played sparingly during his time at Ohio State, recording 29 tackles in his three years, along with a blocked punt against Nebraska last season.