Jamarco Jones has a scholarship to play just in just about any region of the country. While it has been made obvious recently that he will be headed to the Big Ten, we just aren’t quite sure yet which school that will be for.
Jones, a big 6-foot-5, 290-pound offensive tackle from the De La Salle Institute, is a force to be reckoned with and is a classic Big Ten built lineman. He’s the kind of guy that will flourish in the Big Ten, and could open up the door for himself for a chance at the pros if he plays well and plays his cards right.
De La Salle is coming off a disappointing 4-5 season that left the players simply hanging out with friends on Friday and Saturday nights in late October and November. Being a member of one of the Chicago Catholic League conferences, however, comes a great deal of pressure on the football field.
There is a lot of hope for this season. Jones’ teammate, running back and Vanderbilt commit Mikale Wilbon, is coming off a season in which he played just four games because of an injury. In those four games, De La Salle went 3-1 and only lost to powerhouse Mount Carmel. Behind Jones, Wilbon ran for a ridiculous 863 rushing yards and 12 touchdown in those games. They will be better this season if Wilbon can stay healthy.
Jones has narrowed his list down to just three schools: Ohio State, Michigan, and Michigan St. Choosing either the Buckeyes or the Wolverines could shift the balance of power within the conference over the next couple of seasons, and a commitment to the Spartans could make them more relevant again as well.
No matter who he chooses, however, he will be a starter there likely by his junior year if not sooner, and will become an impact offensive lineman.