A week and a half ago, we learned that Ohio State linebacker Keandre Jones had entered the NCAA transfer portal, indicating that his days as a Buckeye were over. Now, according to 247Sports’ Jeff Ermann, the Good Counsel, Md. native is returning home to join Mike Locksley’s Maryland Terrapin program.
Jones, had originally been committed to the Terps, when Locksley was the offensive coordinator and interim head coach. However, when D.J. Durkin got the head coaching job instead of Locksley, Jones joined friend and fellow Marylander Dwayne Haskins in flipping to be a part of OSU’s 2016 recruiting class.
It is not yet clear whether or not Jones will graduate from Ohio State — allowing him to play immediately for Maryland — but whenever he is able to get on the field, he will have one season of collegiate eligibility remaining.
Despite being a highly coveted four-star recruit out of high school, for whatever reason the previous Ohio State defensive coaching staff never seemed to get Jones on the field. He played in just 16 games during his three seasons in Columbus, accounting for 19 tackles (1.5 for loss).
We wish Jones the best in College Park.