After taking ample time to make his transfer decision, it turns out that former Ohio State linebacker Keandre Jones will remain in the Big Ten conference.
Jones surprisingly submitted his name in the NCAA transfer portal earlier this month. The surplus of depth on the Buckeyes’ defense resulted in him battling an uphill climb on the depth chart.
He only appeared in six games during his junior season, finishing with only 10 total tackles and one sack.
Despite losing playing time to other standout defenders on Ohio State, Jones did make an impact on special teams throughout the season.
Nonetheless, the former four-star recruit wants to seek more opportunity in his final year of eligibility in college football.
Jeff Ermann of 247Sports broke the news that Jones will transfer to Maryland for his senior season. This move is quite ironic for the upperclassman, especially considering that he originally committed to the Terrapins before Mike Locksley left for Alabama back in 2016.
Breaking: former Ohio State LB KeAndre Jones has transferred to Maryland, a source close to Jones told https://t.co/CL4vgvPjoq. Full circle for Jones, a former four-star at Good Counsel (Md.) who was once committed to Maryland (and Mike Locksley): https://t.co/Q3L5S6wOuU #Terps pic.twitter.com/PCSGV72qBw
— Jeff Ermann (@Jeff_Ermann) January 29, 2019
While there is still no clear indication if Jones will be immediately eligible to play for the 2019 regular season, the Terrapins have to be thrilled with this latest addition to their program.
As for Jones, he’ll have the chance to play against his former teammates and coaches next season.