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Buckeyes continue to stockpile best QB talent on recruiting trail

Quarterbacks are literally lining up to play at the Ohio State University, and that isn’t changing anytime soon thanks to the most recent commitment to the Buckeyes.

On Friday OSU got its second commitment of the 2018 recruiting cycle, as the No. 3 dual-threat quarterback in the country, Emory Jones, as reported by Steve Wiltfong of 247Sports. Jones was already building a who’s who of schools in the need of a dual-threat quarterback.

He did his commitment via drone…because bleacher report.

He had offers from the likes of Clemson, Florida, Georgia, Miami, Michigan State, Ole Miss, Penn State, South Carolina and Virginia Tech to name a few.

The 6-2, 193-pound quarterback had previously named OSU as his dream school and given the fact that players like Braxton Miller, Cardale Jones and J.T. Barrett have all excelled under center under Urban Meyer it is easy to see why.

But, Jones is also walking in to one of the most loaded quarterback rooms in the country. By the time he gets to Ohio State he could see names like Joe Burrow, Dwayne Haskins, Tate Martell and Danny Clark all in front of him.

Martell is the No. 2 ranked dual-threat QB in the 2017 class, while Danny Clark is the only true pro-style quarterback in the bunch and was the second addition in the 2017 class. Dwayne Haskins was listed as pro-style QB by 247Sports, but fits more of the role most quarterbacks play in OSU’s system and was rated inside the top 10 of pro-style quarterbacks in the 2016 class.

Burrow could be the starter by the time all of this plays out and Jones gets to campus after a nice spring camp and to was a highly touted player in the 2015 class. He ranked as the No. 9 dual threat quarterback in the country.

It certainly is interesting to see OSU stockpile this kind of talent inside its quarterback room, and it means whomever is winning that starting job as certainly earned it. No one is going to be handed anything with that collection of recruiting talent.

Jones’ commitment shows that OSU’s seat atop the college football world isn’t likely to end anytime soon. It’s just a matter of how all of that talent shakes out once it is in place following this season.

Andy Coppens is the Founder and Publisher of Talking10. He's a member of the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) and has been covering college sports in some capacity since 2008. You can follow him on Twitter @AndyOnFootball

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