does anyone else ever randomly think of a former buckeye and wonder how they are performing so far at their new school this year? these are most of the transfer portal era ones and any information i could find.
*this is not a post nor is it a place to bash any of these players! i will always root for a former buckeye player's success at his new program, unless there were extenuating circumstances.
** list only includes players that are current cfb players/ havent officially retired or declared for draft. many former buckeyes have either retired, finished eligibility, or are in the nfl/xfl/usfl/cfl and are not on the list.
G Ben Christman: Transferred to Kentucky but unfortunately is out for the season due to an undisclosed injury.
WR Caleb Burton: Transferred to Auburn. Appeared in 1 game. Has no statistics yet.
WR Kaleb Brown: Transferred to Iowa. Appeared in all 4 games. Has no receiving statistics yet, but does have 2 rushes for 8 yards.
CB Jakailin Johnson: Transferred to LSU but unfortunately is out for the season due to a leg injury.
LB Teradja Mitchell: Transferred to Florida and has appeared in all 4 games as a back up MLB. Has recorded 7 tackles this year.
DE Javontae Jean Baptiste: Transferred to Notre Dame and is one of their starting edge rushers. Has recorded 23 tackles this year.
SAF Jantzen Dunn: Transferred to Kentucky and has appeared in 2 games, recording 4 tackles and 1 TFL on the season. He is not listed on any of Kentucky's depth charts.
SAF Jaylen Johnson: Transferred to Memphis. Has appeared in 2 games, has not recorded any statistics so far. Not listed on depth chart either, which I find odd.
QB Jack Miller: Transferred to Florida. Has not appeared in any games yet this year.
LB KVaughan Pope: Transferred to Tennessee State in 2022 and reportedly entered the portal again in 2023. He has not found a new home according to what I could find.
LB Dallas Gant: Transferred to Toledo. Has recorded 31 tackles this year as their starting MLB.
CB Amir Riep: Reportedly transferred to Lincoln University. I could not find a single thing on him statistically or even being listed on a roster. Odd.
QB Quinn Ewers: Transferred to Texas and is their starting QB. Will be first round pick this year. Has thrown 1033 yards, 9 TDs, 0 INT this year.
CB Ryan Watts: Transferred to Texas and is a starting corner. Has recorded 15 tackles and 1 PBU.
DE Cormontae Hamilton: Transferred to Memphis and has appeared in 4 games this year as a rotational defensive end. Has recorded 8 tackles and 1 sack.
DT Darrion Henry Young: Transferred to Kentucky. Has appeared in 3 games this year as a rotational defensive lineman. Has recorded 5 tackles and 1.5 sacks.
DE Noah Potter: Transferred to Cincinnati initially and is now at NC State. Has recorded 1 tackle and 1 fumble recovery this year
SAF Marcus Hooker: Transferred to Youngstown State. Has recorded 13 tackles this year.
DE Jacolbe Cowan: Transferred to North Carolina and has recorded 2 tackles and 1 sack.
SAF Andre Turrentine: Transferred to Tennessee. Has recorded 5 tackles this year as backup safety.
SAF Bryson Shaw: Transferred to USC and splits starting safety position snaps. Has recorded 16 tackles this year.
CB Lejond Cavazos: Transferred to North Carolina. Had meniscus surgery over the off season, so he is current recovering but is expected to play later in the season.
SAF Jahsen Wint: Transferred to Marshall and has recorded 4 tackles.
LB Craig Young: Transferred to Kansas and is their starting "Hawk." Has recorded 11 tackles, 1 TFL, and 1 sack so far this year.
OT Ryan Jacoby: Transferred to Pitt but unfortunately is out for the year due to knee injury.
WR Mookie Cooper: Transferred to Mizzou. Has recorded 8 catches for 137 yards this year.
WR Jaelen Gill: Transferred to Boston College and is now at Fresno State. Having a great start to the season as he has recorded 20 catches for 205 yards and 3 TDs. has also recorded 13 rushing yards.
RB Brian Snead: Transferred to Iowa Western CC, then to Austin Peay, and is now at Arkansas State. Has recorded 11 rushing yards this year.
WR Blue Smith: Transferred to Cincinnati and now at Western Kentucky. Has recorded 10 catches for 118 yards and 1 TD.
WR Sam Wiglusz: Transferred to Ohio. Is having a productive start to the season as he has 21 receptions with 204 yards and 1 touchdown.