National Signing Day: Ohio State Completes 2019 Recruiting Class With Massive OL Dawand Jones

By February 6, 2019 (6:38 pm)Football, Garrett Stepien
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Ohio State ended National Signing Day on a high note Wednesday night when Indianapolis Ben Davis three-star offensive tackle Dawand Jones announced his commitment to the Buckeyes.

The 6-8, 360-pounder picked OSU over Florida, Indiana, Penn State and Southern California as the four others in his final five. He caps Ohio State’s 2019 recruiting class at 17 signees.

“We are really pleased to add Dawand Jones to our 2019 recruiting class,” head coach Ryan Day said in a statement. “He is a terrific, two-sport athlete who was offered scholarships in both football and basketball. We love his athleticism and length. He comes from one of the premier high school programs in Indiana and the Midwest. We are thrilled he chose to become an Ohio State Buckeye.”

A late bloomer, Jones earned an offer Nov. 21 from the Buckeyes when he took his first unofficial visit to Columbus. Jones, who was also recruited for Division I basketball, amassed 21 offers in football.

Jones officially visited the Trojans the weekend of Nov. 7-9, following up with trips to OSU (Jan. 19-21) and the Nittany Lions (Jan. 25-27).

Jones is the 247Sports composite’s No. 1,048 overall prospect, No. 87 offensive tackle and No. 13 player in Indiana.

With his letter of intent, he gives Ohio State four offensive linemen for the 2019 recruiting class.

The Buckeyes lost Huntington (W.Va.) Spring Valley four-star offensive tackle Doug Nester (6-6 1/2, 305) to Virginia Tech in the morning but pulled Kahuku, Hawaii, four-star offensive guard Enokk Vimahi (6-4 1/2, 263) in the afternoon.

Rounding out the incoming additions in the trenches, OSU also has Buford, Ga., five-star center Harry Miller (6-4, 310) signed and Mentor, Ohio, four-star offensive tackle Ryan Jacoby (6-5, 270) enrolled.