Rutgers offensive lineman Jonah Jackson announced on Monday that he was transferring to the Ohio State University.
Lettermen Row first reported the news before Jackson made it official.
Jackson has been a starter the last two seasons for the Scarlet Knights and was honorable mention All-Big Ten last season after starting all 12 games at the guard position.
He also has experience at center as he started at that position for six games in 2017.
Jackson graduated from Rutgers and as a graduate transfer, he’ll be eligible to play for the 2019 season which is a huge get for Ohio State who landed him over Oklahoma and Texas who were his other options.
The Buckeyes lost Isaiah Prince and Michael Jordan to the NFL and while they had a solid recruiting class in terms of offensive lineman, it would’ve been foolish to count on them immediately to plug and play.
Jackson also brings great leadership with him as he was a team captain with Rutgers.
A three-star recruit coming out of Pennsylvania in 2015, Jackson has worked hard to get to the position he is in especially considering Rutgers was his best option out of four offers that included Albany, Monmouth and UMass.
Now he gets a chance to make an impact on the Buckeyes in his final collegiate season and improve his football future should all go well for him in 2019.