Visit Raises Jones' View of Buckeyes

Visit Raises Jones' View of Buckeyes

After spending two days in Columbus, Chicago De La Salle junior offensive tackle Jamarco Jones says his opinion of Ohio State has been raised.

Jamarco Jones came into Columbus with an Ohio State offer already, but he saw arguably the biggest rivalry in all of college sports when the Buckeyes defeated Michigan on Saturday.

"It was great," the 6'5, 290-lb junior offensive tackle said. "All of the fan support throughout the campus from both schools was great."

Jones picked up an offer last summer, and has been to campus before, but he and teammate Mikale Wilbon made a weekend out of this visit, and they had a chance to see much more of Columbus than they had before.

"In the summertime, I did a smaller tour. It was quick. Friday was more of an in-detail tour. We got to go inside some of the buildings and things like that and got to see the walkthroughs for the game. We also attended the basketball game on Friday."

The visit also gave Jones the chance to speak further with the Buckeye coaches.

"They said they just really like me as a player and just the different things Ohio State has to offer academically and athletically, and to keep coming back for more visits."

Jones does not have any favorites, and already held the Buckeyes in high regard, but that opinion was enhanced by this weekend.

"I think it improved it. I got a better feel for the campus and academics and things like that with the tour. I got to see what it's like for walkthrough and how the team operates and it was my first actual game at the Horseshoe, so I could see how the players interact with the coaches and fans, which is important to me. My view of Ohio State really improved after the visit."

And he was impressed with how the offensive line played.

"It was a great game. It kept back and forth a little bit, but they were able to pull it out in the end. I was surprised at how dominating the offensive line was. They were really moving the ball up and down field, running the ball well, so I was really impressed."

Jones says he may visit Wisconsin and Notre Dame for bowl practices.

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