National Signing Day: Dawand Jones picks Ohio State

Ohio State wrapped up its 2019 recruiting class by adding Dawand Jones.

The three-star offensive lineman made his choice known in a ceremony at Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis on Wednesday night.

Jones is the No. 84 tackle prospect in the country according to 247Sports Composite rankings, but had a strong offer list and chose the Buckeyes over Indiana, Florida, Penn State and USC.

The 6-foot-8, 360-pound senior fills a major need in Columbus.

After the surprise decision of All-American center Michael Jordan to enter the 2019 NFL draft, Ohio State was left with only nine scholarship offensive linemen returning from the 2018 team.

They added five-star center Harry Miller and four-star tackle Ryan Jacoby in the early signing period in December but lost four-star verbal commit Doug Nester on Wednesday morning.

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Hours after news broke Nester had decided to sign with Virginia Tech instead, Hawaii four-star lineman Enokk Vimahi announced he will be a Buckeye, and Day told reporters he was hopeful of adding one more lineman to his first class as OSU head coach.

With Jones and Vimahi in the fold, Ohio State has a four-man offensive line recruiting class for 2019 and 13 scholarship lineman on the roster for the fall.

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Jones is the second player from Indiana to sign with Ohio State this year, joining three-star athlete prospect Craig Young of Fort Wayne.

Ohio State has signed a player from the Hoosier State in nine of the last 10 years.

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