Junior Makes Return Trip To OSU

Cleveland Glenville has annually been one of Ohio's top talent producing high schools, and the 2014 is especially loaded with talent. Junior offensive lineman Marcelys Jones visited Ohio State Saturday for the game with Michigan, and came away impressed.

Cleveland Glenville's Marcelys Jones was one of the first group of 2014 in-state offers issued by Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer, and the offensive tackle was in Columbus Saturday to see the Buckeyes defeat Michigan 26-21.

Jones, 6-foot-5, 325-pounds, also holds an offer from Indiana. His trip to Ohio State was his second visit this season.

"Being at Ohio State yesterday was real good, and I really enjoyed myself," Jones stated. "Yesterday was different for me because I had former teammates playing for both teams. I loved watching both Frank Clark and Marcus Hall going at it, and it was a great game to see. The atmosphere was great and the fans were into it."

"Seeing my teammates playing college football gives me a lot of confidence that I can play at that level also," he added. "It takes a lot of stress off me, knowing that if I do all the right things, I can be a player at this level."

Even though he has been to Ohio State several times in the past, Jones used the trip to take the time to speak with head coach Urban Meyer and offensive line coach Ed Warriner.

"It was great seeing Urban Meyer being so pumped up after the game," he explained. "He's a very funny guy and we always joke around together. Coach Warriner told me to keep working hard and we speak pretty often. He told me to give him a call this week, so we can talk a lot more. I will be back down there this winter."

Jones is primarily an offensive tackle for Glenville, but could also project to the other side of the football at the next level.

"I watched Johnathan Hankins a lot yesterday," he said. "He's a great player and I love his game. Big Hank really plays the game the right way. I know Ohio State has talked with my head coach (Ted Ginn) about playing defense, so you never know. It doesn't matter to me what side of the ball I play on, as long as I'm helping my team win."

Several other teams are showing interest in Jones, and he could be taking a few more unofficial visits in the near future.

"I'm planning on going to Cincinnati and Indiana at some point," Jones said. "I'm also hearing from schools like UCLA, USC, Arizona State, Michigan State, Tennessee and West Virginia. I'm wide open as a recruit, and I'm interested in all schools at this time."

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