Another former Buckeye is headed to join former defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Luke Fickell at the University of Cincinnati.
Redshirt sophomore offensive lineman Kyle Trout is set to become a Bearcat. Trout announced his intentions to head to the Queen City Sunday evening on his Twitter account. Ari Wasserman of Cleveland.com reported on Jan. 7 that Trout would no longer be part of the Ohio State football program but now we know his destination.
As he noted in the tweet, Trout is set to have two years of eligibility remaining at Cincinnati. He is in line to graduate from Ohio State this spring and thus be able to play immediately for the Bearcats, per a report from Bucknuts.
Trout is the second former Buckeye slated to join Cincinnati under Fickell. Quarterback/wide receiver Torrance Gibson is headed down Interstate 71 as well. Gibson made his decision to leave Ohio State public on Jan. 12 and should also be eligible to play in 2017 provided he gradutes from Cincinnati State Community College.
A four-star recruit, Trout was a member of Ohio State's 2014 recruiting class. He never made a start for the Buckeyes in 2015 or 2016 after redshirting his first year on campus, instead serving in a reserve role on the offensive line.