Published: Wed, May 09, 2018
Sports | By Angie Alvarado

Quarterback Joe Burrow will transfer from Ohio State

Quarterback Joe Burrow will transfer from Ohio State

Ohio State quarterback Joe Burrow plans to transfer, he said via Twitter on Tuesday.

Although coach Urban Meyer didn't declare a front-runner for the job, both he and Burrow admitted decisions would need to be made. He said he would decide on a new school in the coming weeks.

Haskins tweeted in support of Burrow on Tuesday, writing, "Good luck to you brotha!"

Florida and LSU are reportedly on the list of schools interested in Burrow, who will be eligible to play immediately as a graduate transfer. He has two years of eligibility remaining.

The move leaves the Buckeyes thin on experience at quarterback. Tate Martell will be the the backup, but he redshirted last season, his first on campus.


Burrow grew up in Athens in southeastern Ohio, where his father, Jimmy, is the longtime defensive coordinator for coach Frank Solich at Ohio University.

The 6-foot-3, 210-pounder was the No. 280 overall prospect in the 2015 recruiting class and picked the Buckeyes over Iowa State and West Virginia at the time. During training camp in 2017, Burrow and Haskins competed to be the No. 2 quarterback, a role that ultimately went to Haskins after Burrow broke his hand in August.

Burrow graduated Sunday with a degree in family resource management.

"I came here to play". " "I feel pretty good about the guys we have and the depth that we're creating at that position and the competition at that position".

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