Report: Four-star linebacker flips from Maryland to Ohio State
After a weekend visit to Ohio State, Keandre Jones had a change of heart.
The four-star linebacker reportedly flipped his commitment from Maryland to Ohio State on Sunday night, according to Rivals.com reporter Scott Greene.
— Scott Greene (@TerrapinNation) January 18, 2016
The Under Armour All-American linebacker is the ninth-rated linebacker in the 2016 class in the 247sports.com rankings. He committed to Maryland on December 1 and stuck with the program despite the coaching changes.
But after a surprise official visit to Columbus following the dead period, Jones gave the Buckeyes his verbal commitment.
The Olney, Maryland native was the second-highest rated player in D.J. Durkin’s 2016 class. Instead, he’ll join Urban Meyer’s third-ranked 2016 group, which only had one linebacker in the class.
The next question could be whether or not this will impact the status of the Terps’ four-star quarterback commit Dwayne Haskins, a fellow Maryland native, who visited the Buckeyes last month and is considering other schools while keeping his commitment.
Haskins said he doesn’t plan on making any official announcement.