Jones Expecting More Offers

Cleveland Glenville has missed the Ohio playoffs the past two seasons, but that could be only be an aberration and not a trend. The 2014 class is loaded with talent, and several hold BCS offers. Junior offensive tackle Marcelys Jones is one of their best players.

Cleveland Glenville junior offensive tackle Marcelys Jones might have been one of the more improved players on the Tarblooder squad this season. He is a member of the talented Glenville 2014 class.

Jones, 6-foot-4, 320-pounds, discussed his play on the field this year, and what he needs to improve upon to be an even better player.

"I think I did pretty well, but I have a lot of room for improvement," Jones stated. "I'm meeting with my coaches this week, to get their thoughts on what I need to do to get better in this off-season."

"I'm definitely better than I was last year, and I'm a more physical player," he added. "I'm a better run blocker, and I've learned how to play my position better, and I'm a smarter player. I want to be a better leader next year, and help my team become more of a family."

Glenville has missed the Ohio playoffs the past two seasons, and Jones is using that as motivation for both himself and his teammates.

"We cannot let that happen again, and that's why I want to see us become a closer team, and more of a family," he explained. "Coach (Ted) Ginn always says that age has no limit in being a leader, and it starts with doing things right, on and off the field. We are excited to see how good we can be next year, and we all want to go out strong as a class."

Jones currently holds two offers, from Ohio State and Indiana, and several other top programs are showing interest.

"I have two offers, from Indiana and Ohio State, but Coach Ginn said there are more offers that we need to talk about," Jones admitted. "He's been out of school because he's been ill, but we are supposed to sit down and talk about recruiting after Thanksgiving. I'm hearing from Stanford, Maryland, Pittsburgh, and a few other schools. I'm going to visit Cincinnati this weekend, and this will be my first time there. I will be back to Ohio State for the Michigan game."

Ohio State has always had a strong relationship with the Glenville program, and Buckeye head coach Urban Meyer created a stir this week when he visited the school.

"Man, it was crazy when he showed up at our school," he said with a laugh. "Teachers and students kept coming out of their classrooms and asking to take a picture with Coach Meyer, and get his autograph. It was pretty funny to watch everyone going crazy. He took pictures with everyone, and the atmosphere was wild, seeing the whole school going crazy. He wasn't there long, but he sure got everyone all worked up."

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