Burrow to enter grad transfer market

Burrow to enter grad transfer market

Ohio State University quarterback Joe Burrow announced Tuesday via social media he is leaving the Buckeyes.

The 6-foot-3, 215-pound Burrow leaves Ohio State with these stats in 11 games: 29-of-39 for 287 yards and two touchdowns passing with 15 rushes for 53 yards and a score on the ground.

"After weeks of struggling with this decision, I have chose to leave Ohio State and explore other options", Burrow tweeted out on Tuesday. He was poised to back up J.T. Barrett once again in 2017, but broke his right hand in training camp and fell down the depth chart. If Tuesday's announcement is any indication, Haskins will likely enter the fall almost unchallenged to take over for J.T. Barrett under center in 2018.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Quarterback Joe Burrow has made a decision to transfer from Ohio State.

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

As a redshirt freshman in 2017, Haskins threw for 565 yards, four touchdowns and just one interception in eight games with a 70.2% completion rate. Haskins was perceived to have the edge, so Burrow is looking to spend his final two years of eligibility elsewhere.

By leaving Ohio State, Burrow can not play for a division one aka FBS school this fall. Meanwhile, Tate Martell did not see the field at all as he was redshirted.

According to Adam Rittenberg of ESPN.com, LSU and Florida are two likely landing spots for Burrow-both SEC powers held open competitions without conclusive results this spring. "I will decide where I will play next year in the coming weeks".

It's not exactly the big time, but OU is still in the FBS Division and if Burrow plays well enough, the National Football League scouts and talent evaluators will find him. Jimmy, the defensive coordinator at OH, was also a graduate assistant coach at NU under Frank Solich.

Interestingly, there have also been rumblings about Big Ten foe Nebraska. Burrow was in a spring battle with Dwayne Haskins to be Ohio State's starter.

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