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OL Dawand Jones (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by LordJeffBuck, Dec 21, 2018.

  1. scarletngray

    scarletngray Gold Pants

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  2. OHSportsFan

    OHSportsFan Fan of Ohio Sports in Indy

    Also, I found out earlier this year he’s the cousin of one my friends/high school basketball teammates. Turns out Dawand was the little (big!) kid throwing up 3 pointers and shots during halftimes. Good to see he kept up those hooping skills.

    Little more excited to see him on the gridiron.
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  3. OHSportsFan

    OHSportsFan Fan of Ohio Sports in Indy

  4. NJ-Buckeye

    NJ-Buckeye They Hate Us cuz They Ain't Us.. Banners are good Staff Member

    Dustin Dopirak

    Dawand Jones is just now checking in, and I'm presuming his time is being limited so that the Pacers don't have to buy new baskets and pay for glass clean up.
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  5. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    I think this kid is not only going to be the steal of the recruiting class but one of the biggest steals overall in a long time...
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  6. Bill Lucas

    Bill Lucas Senior

    I remember another big OL from the 1990's that could play some hoops too. He turned out pretty good.
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  7. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    Every year, we get to learn the names, faces, and personalities of new freshmen arriving to play football for Ohio State. Each class brings five-stars, high four-stars and plenty of players we can't wait to see on the field.

    But every now and then, a guy arrives and transcends the football stuff, making a bigger impression on the staff of Eleven Warriors. When Tyvis Powell stayed firm as the first commitment in Jim Tressel's final class, despite the turbulence of the coach's removal, and then followed it up with an open letter to fans, that meant something.

    Years later, when Demario McCall brought his incredible collection of dirt bike photos, he became an instant favorite around Eleven Warriors HQ. He's been great ever since.

    This year, it's offensive lineman Dawand Jones who has us buzzing.

    Let's start with his size. The three-star prospect from Indianapolis' Ben Davis High School checks in at 6-foot-8, 360 pounds. He's the heaviest freshman to ever sign with Ohio State, and one inch shorter than the tallest, tackle Kevin Feder, who arrived in 2015 and soon found his way to Kansas via transfer.

    What I'm trying to say is that Dawand Jones is the largest man to ever play football for Ohio State. Large enough for upperclassmen to take notice.

    But he's not just mass. The dude can move!

    Saturday, Jones played in the annual all-star game featuring the best hardwood stars from Indiana taking on the best from the state of Kentucky. He wowed the Bankers Life Fieldhouse with his rim-rattling, finishing with 10 points, four rebounds, and two swipes in Indiana's 120-74 victory.

    Entire article:

    Re: The 6-foot-8, 350-pound specimen has gone from a player that had no technique as a junior to a promising prospect early in his final prep season. Also a Division-I basketball recruit, the massive Jones moves well in lining up at both tackle positions. He can bend, he can run, he's playing at a different speed than he was as a junior, and he played with a motor all night in his team's 41-36 loss at Avon (Ind.) High on Friday night.

    How is this guy only rated a 3 star? This guy has to have the most "upside" (i.e. potierntial for improvement) than anyone else on the team. He'll probably redshirt this year; however, in 4 years could be another Orlando Pace.
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2019
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  8. Nigel Tufnel

    Nigel Tufnel Choking on vomit

    Yeah but Pace was Pace as a freshman. There may be another like him one day. Maybe.
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  9. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Sorry, it takes me a while to learn these guys faces. Is he the one on the left or on the right?
  10. Hstead

    Hstead Senior

    Giant and can move, what is not to like?
  11. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    LEAVING HIS FIRST LOVE. Noted gigantic human Dawand Jones may be heading to Ohio State to play football, but his first love is basketball (and mine would be too if my size let me play the game like it's nerf ball with third graders).

    But Jones knows with his rare size and mobility, he's probably best suited for a sport that involves people moving.

    From Kyle Neddenriep of the Indianapolis Star:

    There is no doubt about how much Jones loves basketball. “If you know Dawand, basketball is his first love,” Windham said. “He’d do anything for it. But we know how much money he is going make in football.”

    And that’s the thing. There are those who believe Jones is capable being an NFL draft pick if he fulfills his potential at Ohio State. Saturday night was probably his final competitive basketball game, which Jones feeling a little nostalgic.

    “I knew it was my last time getting out there so I wanted to have fun with it,” he said. “The thing I’ll probably miss the most is playing for Ben Davis. It was a joy. We built a brotherhood over there. It was amazing to be able to do what we did.”

    Beyers had coached against Jones while at Warren Central (he’s now at Franklin Central). He also smiled when Jones’ name was mentioned.

    “Dawand gives you everything he has,” Beyers said. “It’s for short periods of time. He keeps the team up and laughing and he’s a great personality -- a huge personality. He lightens the moment sometimes. Any team he would play on in any sport, I think he would help that team become a better team.”

    The good news is, if football doesn't work, he'd be the most sought-after bouncer free agent in Columbus bar history.

    Entire article:

    Re: The good news is, if football doesn't work, he'd be the most sought-after bouncer free agent in Columbus bar history.

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  12. BuckWrestler141

    BuckWrestler141 Senior '18 Bowl Mania Champ

    Camp check-in for the Big Man


    Last edited: Aug 6, 2019
  13. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Does not appear to be carrying as much bad weight.

    Could really be the steal of the last class.
  14. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

  15. ShowMeBuck

    ShowMeBuck You know what? Chicken butt.

    Love this dude already
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