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Matthew Jones

OL

Player profile

  • Height 6-4
  • Weight 310
  • Hometown Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Last School Erasmus Hall
  • Year Junior

Follow on Social Media
Twitter: @grindtime55
Instagram: @matt_finesse

Ohio State Overview
• Matthew is a senior academically and is majoring in human development and family sciences
• Has played in 16 games for the Buckeyes, including all eight games of the Covid-shortened 2020 season
• Started three times in 2020: vs. Michigan State, vs. Clemson in the CFP semifinals and vs. Alabama in the CFP championship game
• Also played in eight games in 2019 as a second-year freshman and as the back-up to All-Big Ten guard Jonah Jackson
• Red-shirted the 2018 campaign after enrolling in classes at Ohio State in January 2018 and taking part in spring drills

More on Matthew
• Jones was a Top 100 rated prospect as a high school senior, and rated as high as No. 41 on the ESPN 300
• Four-star prospect by every major recruiting service
• A two-way lineman at Erasmus Hall, the same program that produced former Buckeye All-American Curtis Samuel
• Coached by Danny Landberg
• Was considered the nation’s top-ranked center by 247Sports
• At the time of his commitment, Jones was ranked nationally as a defensive tackle
• Selected for the Under Armour All-America game
• Helped Erasmus advance to the PSAL championship game as a senior
• Parents are Bernadine and Ian Jones