Another area 2020 recruit is off the board, and another is staying in Southwest Ohio to play college football.Lakota West linebacker Daved Jones announced Tuesday he has verbally committed to Cincinnati.COMMITTED‼️🐾 #CinCityPride 🖤❤️ pic.twitter.com/J2j5meZS8F— Daved Jones Jr 🦍 (@mr_jones0001) July 2, 2019 Jones is the No. 32 player in Ohio and the No. 35 inside linebacker in the country according to 247Sports Composite rankings.Jones had 44 tackles and two sacks for the Firebirds last season.He is the 12th 2020 verbal commitment for UC and the sixth from Ohio. That group also includes Xenia offensive lineman Gavin Gerhardt.The class is ranked 56th nationally and No. 2 in the AAC behind Memphis.Jones' commitment comes less than a week after teammate David Afari committed to Miami University.Other area players to commit from the 2020 class: Fairfield running back Jutahn McClain (Kentucky), Fairfield athlete Sawaiha Ellis (Toledo) and Springfield defensive back Larry Stephens (Toledo).Marcus Hartman DDN In Other News1Bengals win third straight over Chiefs: Social media reacts2ANALYSIS: 5 takeaways from Bengals’ win over Chiefs3Bengals rally late to beat Chiefs4Indiana State dominates Miami5Watson rusty in return but Browns beat TexansAbout the AuthorMarcus HartmanMarcus Hartman has been a digital sports columnist and reporter at Cox's Ohio newspapers the Dayton Daily News, Springfield News-Sun and Journal-News since 2016.