Ohio State / Transfer Portal

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    This week there have been some rumblings that include and interest Ohio State. First, DeaMonte Trayanum, an Akron, Ohio native, entered the transfer portal back in late November. A former Arizona State player, at one time the Buckeyes recruited Trayanum, but not feeling like a total priority at the running back position, the class of 2020 product chose to leave home and head for the desert. Fast forward and the one time four-star and top 300 player nationally is back on the market looking for a new place to call home.

    In Ohio State’s regard, the Buckeyes certainly don’t need another running back in the fold. Freshman phenom TreVeyon Hendersonis poised for another great season in 2022, and that doesn’t even include the other talented guys in the stable such as Miyan Williams, Evan Pryor, Marcus Crowley, and evenMaster Teague if he chooses to come back for another year. In other words, no — the Buckeyes aren’t looking at Trayanum to come fill a spot in the running back room, but they could be looking at him on the other side of the ball.

    Much like Steele Chambers, Trayanum is also a player with linebacker experience, and with how well Chambers came on during this season after switching from running back to linebacker, the Buckeyes may look to add another guy in the fold to replicate the same move. Being from Ohio and having a blueprint in front of him of another guy on the roster who has made the same changes in his career certainly shows it’s more than possible. It’s not a done deal yet of course because other programs are in the mix, but if Trayanum wants to come home and play for Ohio State, it’s going to be on defense.
     
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    A second name that has surfaced via the portal and instantly links itself to Ohio State is Tanner McCalister. A safety, McCalister already plays a position the Buckeyes would have liked to see more success from this season regardless of key injuries. But more specifically, McCalister has played up to this point for Oklahoma State, and with the Buckeyes poaching Jim Knowlesfrom the Cowboys to fill the defensive coordinator role, seeing a familiar face that already understands his system is an aspect that brings some interest with it.

    A one time three-star prospect in the 2018 class, McCalister would bring experience to the secondary if that was his ultimate decision. Experience aside, the familiarity with Knowles as a coach and especially his scheme counts for something. Ohio State will return a healthy Josh Proctornext season in addition to some younger key players, but this is one portal candidate really worth watching over the next couple of weeks. The confirmation of that is his mutual interest in Ohio State, as he’s made it clear the Buckeyes are on his mind to multiple outlets.
     
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    Does he want to play running back or linebacker?
     
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    That’s what it’ll come down to. Hopefully he can see linebacker as his best chance to play at the next level. Either way, whatever decision he makes will benefit Ohio State. I say that because if he wants to stay a RB, he will go to Michigan. And he has some serious ball security issues.
     
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    • Some news broke on Thursday that could have an impact on Ohio State in regards to Jim Knowles. Former Oklahoma State cornerback Jarrick Bernard-Converse entered the transfer portal as a graduate transfer. An All-Big 12 selection at cornerback with 47 starts under his belt, this could be a player that the Buckeyes take a look at. If they choose to leave the situation alone, it has to be because the staff is already comfortable with their depth and roster overall.
     
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    Day needs to be calling him tonight. Not tomorrow.

     
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    I would make a call to this kid also.

     
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