Marcelys Jones, who played in two games as a freshman during the 2014 national championship season, took part in spring drills and completed the spring semester at Ohio State. But he did not report with the rest of the team to start summer conditioning at the beginning of this week, and he let the coaches know he would not be returning.

Offensive lineman Marcelys Jones has called it quits on his short-lived run at Ohio State, a team spokesman confirmed Thursday afternoon.

Jones, who played in two games as a freshman during the 2014 national championship season, took part in spring drills and completed the spring semester at Ohio State. But he did not report with the rest of the team to start summer conditioning at the beginning of this week, and he let the coaches know he would not be returning.

He was one of three signees from Cleveland's Glenville High School who were part of the OSU 2014 recruiting class, including defensive backs Erick Smith and Marshon Lattimore. Jones was considered a four-star prospect by Rivals.com during the 2014 recruiting cycle.

With Jones' departure, the Buckeyes are now down to the maximum allowable scholarship players of 85, a team spokesman said, a number they eventually would have had to reach by the start of preseason camp in August.

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