Ohio State Commit Marcelys Jones Named Rivals Camp MVP

Austin KempAnalyst IApril 29, 2013

EAST LANSING, MI - SEPTEMBER 29:  Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes reacts on the sideline while playing the Michigan State Spartans at Spartan Stadium on September 29, 2012 in East Lansing, Michigan. Ohio State won the game 17-16. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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Ohio State offensive line commit Marcelys Jones had a busy weekend, but it was a successful one.

He attended a camp in Pittsburgh which is part of the Rivals Camp Series.  Joined by fellow Buckeye commits Parris Campbell and Kyle Berger, along with Michigan commit Michael Ferns, it was Jones who took home the top award after being named the offensive line MVP.

2014 3-star OT and #OhioState commit Marcelys Jones was named OL MVP at #RivalsCamp in Pittsburgh --… instagram.com/p/YqLo_dDE22/

— Rivals Camp Series (@RivalsCamp) April 28, 2013

At 6’5", 325 pounds, there’s no doubt that Marcelys is a physically gifted player.  He’s the type of lineman who you love to have on your team, a player who is smart and plays with a mean streak.

Playing tackle at Glenville High School in Cleveland, a traditional pipeline for Ohio State, there isn’t a set position for when he arrives in Columbus next season.  Though his mechanics still need work, he has a huge ceiling, talent-wise, and will have to be evaluated at guard and tackle before being given a definite position.

When the Buckeyes get him on campus with a college strength coach and top-of-the-line coaching, the sky will be the limit for Jones.   

As summer comes upon us and we head into the fall, we should see Marcelys Jones blow up even more.  With offers from Alabama, Florida State and UCLA as well, there’s no doubt that others will be rolling in throughout this year.  The good thing for Ohio State, though, is that Jones recently reassured the school that he is all Buckeye.

#OhioState commit and offensive tackle Marcelys Jones reassures fans he's firmly with Urban Meyer and the #Buckeyes. es.pn/YULyLr

— ESPNBuckeyes (@ESPNBuckeyes) April 17, 2013

Marcelys was the first commitment of the 2014 class, and was a big one.  With Urban Meyer trying to improve the offensive line recruiting, it was enormous to get an in-state talent so early.  Since then, Ohio State has added fellow Ohio native Kyle Trout.

View Marcelys Jones’ junior highlights here.

 

(Recruiting information provided by 247Sports and Rivals.com.)