Wednesday, February 2, 2011

GLENVILLE QB CARDALE JONES TO OSU; OL AUNDREY WALKER TO USC

Cardale Jones
CLEVELAND — Ohio State's pipeline to Glenville (OH) High School is still partially in tact, as Tarblooders star Cardale Jones, announced on Wednesday morning in Cleveland that he will be playing his collegiate football for the Buckeyes.

Jones follows in the footsteps of former Glenville stars like Troy Smith, Ted Ginn Jr., Donte Whitner, Bryant Browning, Jermale Hines and many others, who traded in the Tarblooder red and black for Ohio State Scarlet and Gray.

Jones, a 6-5, 230-pound quarterback, chose the Buckeyes over Toledo, LSU, Iowa and West Virginia. The Tarblooder passer, who had been waiting to hear from Ohio State during the entire recruiting process, didn't receive an offer by the Buckeyes until this past weekend.

Jones will be going to prep school in 2011, making him the Buckeyes top quarterback for the class of 2012. He is the 23rd player to commit to Ohio State in the class of 2011.

The Buckeyes did, however, miss out on one Tarblooder prospect on Wednesday morning, as offensive lineman Aundrey Walker — a 6-foot-6, 355-pound U.S. Army All-American — selected to play his college football at the University of Southern California over the Buckeyes. 

Walker played mostly on the interior line in high school and will bring a big, mauling presence to the Trojans offensive front.

We'll have more signing day news, including words from the OSU coaching staff, later.