A talented Ohio State linebacker has reportedly entered his name into the transfer portal. According to a report from Cole Cubelic, backup linebacker Keandre Jones is reportedly seeking a transfer from the Buckeyes.
Jones if a former four-star recruit from the 2016 class where he was the No. 9 outside linebacker. He was the No. 4 recruit from the state of Maryland and the No. 98 overall recruit in the nation, according to 247Sports Composite Rankings.
Jones is the second Buckeye to enter his name into the transfer portal after Tate Martell did so earlier in January.
Here’s the news from Cubelic.
Ohio State reserve linebacker Keandre Jones, a former top-100 recruit, has entered the transfer portal per source.
— Cole Cubelic (@colecubelic) January 18, 2019
Jones initially committed to Maryland early in his recruiting process before flipping to the Buckeyes the same day Dwayne Haskins flipped from Maryland to Ohio State.
In three seasons with the Buckeyes, Jones has played in just 15 games – no starts – and racked up 29 tackles including one tackle for loss and one sack.
Jones would have one year of eligibility left if he leaves the Buckeyes and would have to sit out during the 2019 season unless he receives a waiver. He and Tate Martell could likely lean on each other in terms of gaining eligibility as they cite Urban Meyer’s departure as the reason.