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Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Jones talks visitors and Feb. OSU visit

By Jared Shanker

WESTMONT, Ill. -- When coaches from Big Ten, Pac-12 or SEC programs fly into Chicago, De La Salle is always one of the first stops on the itinerary. Among the several FBS-level juniors at the school, none is garnering more attention than offensive tackle Jamarco Jones.

Florida, Indiana and Notre Dame were the latest to come by the school, as all three showed up on Tuesday.

Jones is planning to visit several places over the next few months but only has one visit planned at the moment -- a two-day visit to Ohio State beginning Feb. 9. It will be his fourth visit to Columbus.

“I want to get to visit out of season. The other three times I visited, one was for a game and the other two were for camps,” Jones said. “This will be more of a relaxed visit and get to sit down with the coaching staff more.”

The Buckeyes have made Jones a priority as the staff, specifically area recruiter Mike Vrabel, has made a number of stops to the school.

Jones has more than a dozen offers, and Oklahoma made a visit to the school last week. The Sooners picked up a 2012 signee from Chicago and could offer Jones soon.

One program yet to offer but is showing Jones a lot of interest is Stanford.

“They’ve stopped by the school quite a few times,” Jones said. “I talk to the coaching staff and they produce great offensive linemen and they’re great academically as well.”