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OL Matthew Jones (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by Smudger, May 3, 2016.

  1. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  2. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Ohio State Football 2018 Freshman Report: OL Matthew Jones


    Matthew Jones came to Ohio State from Erasmus Hall High School in Brooklyn, New York. This is the same school that sent Curtis Samuel to Ohio State as well. Jones signed with OSU over offers from Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, LSU, Florida, Penn State, Michigan, and dozens of others. He was ranked the No. 1 center in the nation and the No. 68 player in the 2018 class overall. At one point, he was also ranked the No. 3 defensive tackle in the nation.

    2018 Season

    Matthew Jones enrolled early, which allowed him to get acclimated in the weight room and on the practice field.

    With an expected future at center, Jones was at the back end of the depth chart in the spring while the Buckeyes looked for a replacement for Billy Price.

    Fifth-year senior Brady Taylor, redshirt freshman Josh Myers, and fourth-year junior Matthew Burrell were all taking reps in the spring. Jones got some snaps here and there, but also did a lot of snapping work on his own.

    After spring ball, Burrell transferred, Taylor could never get healthy enough to play, and Myers was still a bit too raw to be given the job. All-American guard Michael Jordan was moved over in the summer and won the job.

    Jones did not see any game action in 2018 and redshirted.


    Re: Jones did not see any game action in 2018 and redshirted.

    At this point he must be pretty low on the depth chart, he could have played in 4 games and still redshirted.
  3. WiseBuck

    WiseBuck Intheknow

    Looks like Matt Jones hurt a knee today against Maryland. Hope it's minor.
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  4. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

  5. scarletngray

    scarletngray Gold Pants

    When Myers enters the draft next year and Miller takes over at Center I expect that Jones will be our starting LG. Davis is also likely to be gone and so there will be two Guard spots open.
  6. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.


    While Harry Miller looks like the frontrunner to be Ohio State’s new starting left guard in 2020, Jones still has a chance to compete for that job. Offensive line coach Greg Studrawa said recently that Jones “opened my eyes a little bit” with his performance during winter workouts and the one week of spring practice that the Buckeyes did have, and he’ll get his shot to try to beat out Miller in preseason camp. And even if Miller wins the job, Jones will likely be the first interior offensive lineman off the bench.

    Because his first two years at Ohio State have gone without much fanfare or playing time, it’s easy to forget that Jones – who has been at guard since last season – was the No. 1-ranked center in the recruiting class of 2018. But much like Wyatt Davis and Josh Myers last season, Jones has the talent to have a third-year breakout on the Buckeyes’ interior offensive line if he gets a chance to play.
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  7. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck 2014 National Champions!

    I haven't forgotten it.
  8. If Harry Miller beats this guy out he could still prove to be an NFL talent if one of the three interior guys gets Injured. Now that he’s an upperclassmen, Watch Matt Jones start right guard for the Cleveland browns in a little over a year from now.
  9. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    That said, it isn’t out of the question that Jones could find his way into the starting lineup this season as the Buckeyes’ new first-team left guard. Even if he doesn’t open the season as a starter, he projects to be a very important depth piece for Ohio State’s interior offensive line. And when remembering that Jones arrived at Ohio State as the top-ranked center in his recruiting class, he shouldn’t be forgotten about as a player who still has the potential to become a star for the Buckeyes up front.
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  10. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears

    Agreed, Jones could be very important when it comes to depth. But he has a very hard battle against Miller. But IMO it could pay off for him next season, as Miller could take over for Myers at C and Jones could be set up to take either OG position opened by Davis and Miller. Jones' 2020 could set up the rest of his career
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