Happy Monday, Eleven Warriors!
Ohio State is Playoff bound! After some fortunate results Friday night and Saturday afternoon, the Buckeyes appear to be back in business for at least one more game in the 2022-23 season.
Of course, with the end of the year arriving for many other teams has come a wave of FBS players making early declarations that they will head for the transfer portal. Some of the big names that have already made decisions to leave their schools include Clemson quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei, Notre Dame quarterback Drew Pyne, and Indiana linebacker (as well as former five-star Ohio State commit) Dasan McCullough. A few players that declared for the portal early already have their targeted destinations in mind, such as Michigan quarterback Cade McNamara heading across the Big Ten to Iowa.
So with a little more than three and a half weeks worth of discussion ahead of us before the College Football Playoff, let's kill some time speculating. For This Week's Question, Eleven Warriors asks: If You Could Have Any College Football Player Already in the Transfer Portal Join Ohio State Before the Playoff, Who Would You Choose?
Here's a link to 247 Sports' list of some already officially declared players in the portal to provide reference if needed.
My choice would be a cornerback, given the Buckeyes have dealt with health issues among its DBs all season and almost all of them unfortunately had poor performances in Ohio State's most recent game. Two names of particular interest I would have are Cincinnati's JQ Hardaway and Texas A&M's Denver Harris. Both are only freshmen, but also highly talented and would have plenty of time to get acclimated to life at OSU prior to the Peach Bowl, although learning Jim Knowles' scheme before the end of the month could prove more challenging.
What about you? Which player across the college football landscape looking to leave their school would you welcome to Columbus?