A day of giving and receiving is upon us and today OSU got a present in it’s first member of the 2014 recruiting class. Most of the attention lately has been focused mainly on finishing out the 2013 class but several guys from the 2014 class have been trying to commit to Coach Meyer but because of the small size of the class OSU has been asking the guys to wait to commit to give them time to finish out 2013 and for the players to make sure they are making the best decision for themselves. OSU will need several OLmen in the 2014 class and hence they are ready to admit the first commit in the 2014 class a behemoth of an Offensive Tackle.
Marcelys Jones announced his commitment to Ohio State via his Twitter account.
Marcelys Jones is a 6’5″ 325 lbs 4 star OT from Cleveland, Ohio. Marcelys is a giant recruit who will bring strength and power along with a nasty side that OLmen need to be successful. He will need to work on his foot movement and speed and turn some of his “baby fat” into muscle but with the help of Coach Marotti and his S&C program he will get in shape very quickly. I am not sure he will stay a OT or move inside to OG depends how much he grows height wise in the next year to fit the type of body Coach Meyer wants in his OTs. The good news is most people believe that Marcelys is a package deal with 2013 recruit Chris Worley and 2014 no 1 recruit in Ohio and 5 star talent Marshon Lattimore. Rivals has no ranking for him for 2014 yet. Scout also doesn’t have a ranking for him yet either. 247sports ranks him as a 4 star and the no 3 recruit in Ohio and no 92 recruit in the country. ESPN doesn’t have him ranked yet either.
You can clink the link below to see his highlight reel.