Monday’s are always the busiest day of the work week, and that is no different for the Ohio State coaching staff — even more so with the start of the regular season less than two weeks away. Ryan Day and Ohio State are already preparing for their first game at Minnesota. Because of this, recruiting has taken somewhat of a backseat in priority. However, Ohio State still made the recruiting headlines Monday, despite this shift in focus.
Four-star DE confirms Ohio State visit
With the start of the regular season just around the corner, Ohio State will not only soon be hosting opposing teams in the near future, but they will also be playing host to some of the top high school football prospects in the country.
One of those prospects soon to be visiting Ohio State is four-star defensive end Marvin Jones Jr. who recently confirmed his plans to visit Columbus for a game this upcoming season while speaking with Ryan Wright of Rivals.com over the weekend.
@RWrightRivals caught up with ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ DE Marvin Jones over the weekend where he talked about his four official visits coming up... pic.twitter.com/2Bk3S4FOfm— Rivals (@Rivals) August 23, 2021
Jones first mentioned visiting with Ohio State earlier this month, but as everyone knows with college football recruiting, things are constantly changing. This public confirmation affirms Ohio State will have a chance to show Jones in person what they have to offer. Additionally, the thought is now he will take his visit the weekend of Sept. 11, when Ohio State is set to play host to Oregon. This means Jones will get a chance to see ‘The Shoe’ at its most electric, which always helps leave a good impression on recruits.
Ohio State has yet to earn a commitment from the position in the 2022 recruiting class, and Jones would make for an excellent first piece. Additionally, the Buckeyes are viewed as legitimate contenders to land his commitment.
That being said, Jones has more than 30 offers under his belt, so Ohio State will have plenty of competition. Alongside Ohio State, Jones confirmed upcoming visits to Oklahoma, Alabama and Florida State, and he will have one more he can schedule if he were to decide to.
Jones has kept his recruitment close to the vest thus far, and while he has yet to release a top schools list, it seems one is starting to come together with his official visits being scheduled. We should also learn more into what he is thinking following the scheduled visits.
Jones is the No. 39 overall prospect in the 247Sports Composite Rankings and is the No. 7 defensive line prospect. He is also the No. 7 prospect in the talent-rich state of Florida. Make sure to stay up-to-date with all things Ohio State and Ohio State recruiting with Land-Grant Holy Land.