The three-star prospect in the class of 2014 played sparingly as a true freshman in 2014 but earned praise from some of his fellow linemen this spring.
"Marcelys Jones is probably the best athlete in our room," senior left tackle Taylor Decker said. "He’s an unbelievable athlete. That kid can run and he can cut and he’s fast. It’s just a matter of him getting down the playbook and making the conscious decision to want to learn that, to want to be able to play. That kid, like I said, he’s probably the best athlete in the room. For as big a guy as he is, that’s really impressive."
Jones was the first member of the 2014 class, committing on Christmas Day 2012, but took some visits before eventually signing with Ohio State along with Tarblooders teammates Marshon Lattimore and Erick Smith.
With his departure and the news that 2015 signee Mirko Jurkovic will not be enrolling, Ohio State appears to be within the 85-scholarship limit now for the 2015 season. On National Signing Day, the Buckeyes' 27-member class gave the appearances of pushing the team up against the boundaries of the NCAA limit, but that no longer appears to be a concern for the program.