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Urban Meyer Names Jamarco Jones Starting Left Tackle

In an end of spring presser, Urban Meyer named Jamarco Jones the starting left tackle for the 2016 season.

The pieces are starting to fall into place. 

Meeting with the media to wrap up the 2016 spring season, Urban Meyer said he has named junior Jamarco Jones the starting left tackle for the upcoming football season. 

"He is the starting left tackle at Ohio State," Meyer said Wednesday. "I announced that today to the team and they all clapped for him. We are going to call his mother tonight."

Jones, who has sat the last two seasons behind Taylor Decker has never started a college game, but started the spring as the leader to replace Decker and Meyer confirmed that he earned that spot on Wednesday. 

Meyer named Jones the starting left tackle four days after the Ohio State spring game in which Jones started for the Scarlet team which sported the first team offense. The Buckeyes are set to welcome five-star junior college transfer Malcolm Pridgeon to campus in the summer. Pridgeon committed to Ohio State on Feb. 3 and was the No. 2 JUCO player in the country. 

The opposite offensive tackle spot is still up for grabs, however Meyer added that Isaiah Prince is close to earning the spot vacated by Chase Farris. 

As for the open guard spot opposite Billy Price, Meyer said he has been very impressed with Michael Jordan and added he will play as a true freshman on the offensive line. 

"I have had one lineman come in and really play as a freshman and that is Maurkice Pouncey," Meyer said. "Michael Jordan right now is running with the ones. The line is not set, but Jordan will play for us this year. He is tough as nails, smart, real serious. He was raised the right way, comes from a really good high school program, well coaches and just a genuine guy."

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