We're still about a month away from National Signing Day, but just about a third of the Buckeye's 2014 recruiting class is already enrolled in classes in Columbus.
Bucks to the Future: Marcelys Jones
Cleveland Glenville's Marcelys Jones was a Christmas gift for the ages in 2012 when he became the face of Ohio State's 2014 recruiting class by being the first one to give his verbal pledge.
The start of the spring semester brought seven early enrollees to the Ohio State football program including the likes of quarterback Stephen Collier (Leesburg, Georgia), wide receiver Johnnie Dixon (Palm Beach Gardens, Florida), offensive tackle Kyle Trout (Lancaster, Ohio), offensive guard/center Marcelys Jones (Cleveland, Ohio), linebacker Raekwon McMillan (Hinesville, Georgia), kicker Sean Nuernberger (Oldham, Kentucky), and athlete Curtis Samuel (Brooklyn, New York).
There was some uncertainty surrounding the early enrollment of offensive lineman Marcelys Jones, as there were rumors that he would flip to Kentucky and enroll in Lexington next week or stay in Cleveland until June, but he showed up to classes and is now an official member of the Ohio State football team. He will be joined by his Glenville teammates Erick Smith and Marshon Lattimore in several months.
This essentially brings the recruiting process to an end for these seven future Buckeyes. A couple of them were willing to share their favorite recruiting memory with Land-Grant Holy Land:
Raekwon McMillan: "The best part of recruiting for me was seeing my transformation from a prospect to a football player."
Johnnie Dixon: "It was definitely committing to my school and becoming a Buckeye."
Kyle Trout: "Probably all of the cool traveling I got to do. I never really got to leave the state of Ohio before I was being recruited."
All seven members of the Dream 14 will be able to get adjusted to their college course work, participate in winter workouts with OSU strength coach Mickey Marotti, and participate in spring practices, which ends with the annual spring game on April 12th.