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Dawand Jones reschedules official visit to Ohio State
The planned official visit to Ohio State this weekend for Indianapolis 3-star offensive lineman Dawand Jones did not happen. The country’s 88th-ranked offensive tackle had told Lettermen Row on Thursday night he was trekking to Columbus, but inclement weather changed his mind.
“We didn’t end up going,” Jones told Lettermen Row on Sunday morning. “We are going to go Martin Luther King weekend instead. The weather was supposed to be bad, so we rescheduled.”
Had the 6-foot-8, 360-pound Jones visited this weekend, he’d likely have been the only visitor on campus. While that allows the coaching staff a unique opportunity to spend a lot of quality time with him, it wouldn’t provide the rising prospect a chance to get familiarized with the guys he could end up playing alongside in college. Showing up next weekend, when Harry Miller and Doug Nester will be in town and with Ryan Jacoby already enrolled with Ohio State, is a better chance to get to know his peers.
“We decided we should just wait until next week,” Jones said. “They’ll have their recruits there anyway, so I can hang out with guys that could be my future teammates.”
Ohio State would like to sign two more offensive linemen in this cycle, and now its top two targets will be on campus next weekend. There’s not much of a chance that Jones ends his recruitment before signing day, however. He’s going to take two more official visits following the trip with the Buckeyes, but he’s not sure which schools are going to get them.
“I’m taking my last two visits,” he said. “I just don’t know the schools yet.”