Ohio State just picked up another massive addition to their 2018 recruiting class.
Matthew Jones, a four-star lineman out of Brooklyn, informed the OSU coaching staff of his commitment while camping at Ohio State today. Alex Gleitman of 247 Sports tweeted out the news.
BREAKING: All Is dotted and Ts crossed.... #OhioState lands commitment from 4-star OL Matthew Jones @GrindTime55 https://t.co/sWH2Zo4XDw pic.twitter.com/gP0MUYvScB— Alex Gleitman (@alexgleitman) June 17, 2017
Jones, who hails from the same Brooklyn high school as Curtis Samuel and Jahsen Wint, is the top-ranked recruit in the state of New York, and the 53rd prospect nationally, according to the 247 Sports Composite. He’s a big get, and not just because he’s 6-4, 315 pounds.
What position Jones is going to play isn’t totally clear. A defensive tackle in high school (and a very good one, he’s rated the 3rd best in the country), Jones is most likely to play offensive line for the Buckeyes, either at guard or tackle, at least to start. But should depth or team needs ever change, perhaps he could switch back to the other side of the ball.
Jones is the 14th commitment in Ohio State’s class, which will overtake Miami (FL) as the top ranked recruiting class in the country.