The Kentucky Wildcats have landed one of the biggest (figuratively and literally) transfers of the summer in former Ohio State guard Marcelys Jones.
According to KSR, Jones has committed sto Kentucky and will transfer there after one year in Columbus. Under NCAA transfer rules, Jones will now have to sit out the 2015 college football season before being eligible to play next year. This is still a huge get for UK, who needed more offensive line depth
24/7Sports composite had the 6-4, 315-pound Jones ranked as the No. 215 prospect in 2015 and the 13th-best offensive guard. Rivals also have Jones was a four-star rating while being the No. 17 offensive guard prospect in the country. He held offers from Alabama, Florida State, Wisconsin, Michigan State and UCLA among others.
At Kentucky, Jones will likely stick to guard and compete for a starting spot next year when Zach West graduates. He could also try and play tackle and fight for playing time there with Jordan Swindle also graduating.
Wherever Jones ends up playing, this is a big get for the Cats. They've essentially added a four-star prospect for next year. After a year of practicing and learning UK's system while also in Erik Korem's high-performance program, Jones should be ready to make an impact on the 2016 Cats.