Four-star De La Salle offensive lineman Jamarco Jones announced his college choice Thursday at his De La Salle to a crowd of friends and family.

“I have decided to continue my academic and athletic career at the University of Ohio State,” Jones said from the podium. “I went back and forth for several weeks, and I switched my decision twice. I made the final decision Wednesday that I was going to Ohio State.”

It was a long road for Jones to arrive at his decision. In mid-May the standout offensive lineman narrowed his list down to Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State.

“It was a very close race, it was very hard to pinpoint the final thing that would push it overboard, and I was just going back and forth, back and forth and then I finally decided that I wanted to go to Ohio State,” Jones said.

What ended up setting the Buckeyes apart?

“Just thinking back on each visit and thinking about what the university can do for me, looking back on coach Urban Meyer’s past he has won national championships, and he knows how to get the best out of his players,” Jones said.

Ranked the sixth-best offensive tackle in the country by FOX Sports NEXT, Jones took visits to each of his three finalists just weeks before his decision, and eventually that is what helped Ohio State come out on top.

“Ohio State just felt right, I feel that they will give me everything I need, they can push me to become a better person, a better player and academically too,” Jones said.