Marcelys Jones (Cleveland/Glenville) has seen Ohio State fans at their best. At least, the 6-foot-4, 325-pound offensive tackle thought he had.
On hand with teammates Christopher Worley and Marshon Lattimore -- all have Ohio State offers -- the junior was amazed by what he saw in the Buckeyes’ 63-38 win over Nebraska. The three had been there before, taking in the season opener against Miami (Ohio), but what happened Saturday blew him away.
“That atmosphere at the Miami game wasn’t that intense,” Jones said. “For Nebraska, it was really intense. “The crowd and the coaches were great. You could tell there wasn’t panic [early] when they were down. Coach [Urban] Meyer gave them a chance to redeem themselves.”
And when the Buckeyes righted the ship after being down 10, the Buckeye crazies came out of their shells.
“It was off the charts,” Jones said. “It was amazing. It just shows what they have to offer on the football side. “I think O-State hands down has the best fans in the country. I don’t think anybody can top them. It’s a great atmosphere.”
That could go a long way for Ohio State, which is currently in a recruiting battle with schools such as Florida, Illinois, Louisville, Michigan, Michigan State, Tennessee, UCLA, USC and West Virginia. But don’t expect Jones to be happy with just two unofficial visits to Columbus. The junior is already talking about a return for the Michigan game on Nov. 24.
“I’m ready,” Jones said. “I want to get back down there as soon as I can. I can’t wait.”