Former three-star recruit Kevin Feder plans to leave Ohio State as a graduate transfer after earning his degree this spring, the offensive tackle announced Thursday on Twitter.
Onto the Next... pic.twitter.com/8zcY5RJHtt
— Six Nine (@Kevin_feder) January 11, 2018
"The Ohio State has been my home for the past three years and sadly this spring semester will be my last," Feder said. "I will be graduating with a Sports Industry degree with plans on transferring to a different University. As of today, I am reopening my recruitment and looking for a new place to expand on my football career as well as my academics."
Feder came to Ohio State as a three-star recruit in the class of 2015, but never played a snap for the Buckeyes. The 6-foot-9 New Jersey product battled foot injuries in each of his first two years as a Buckeye and did not make the Buckeyes' two-deep in 2017.
Feder is the second offensive lineman to announce a decision to transfer from the program this month, joining Jack Wohlabaugh, who transferred to Duke after also not playing a single snap this past season.
A redshirt sophomore in 2017, Feder will leave Ohio State with two remaining seasons of eligibility. Provided he graduates as planned this spring, Feder will be eligible to play immediately for another school in 2018.
Feder did not appear likely to play a significant role for the Buckeyes if he stayed at Ohio State, but his departure does leave the Buckeyes with even less depth at the offensive tackle position, where Ohio State currently has only three returning players: Isaiah Prince, Joshua Alabi and Thayer Munford. The Buckeyes do have one incoming freshman offensive tackle who is already on campus in early enrollee Max Wray, and are expected to add another offensive tackle to their recruiting class by National Signing Day.