The transfer portal might be reopening.
Jonah Jackson, a graduate transfer from Rutgers, will take a visit to Ohio State this week, Bobby Deren of 247Sports reported. The 6-foot-4, 305-pound lineman from Media, Pennsylvania, is a rising redshirt senior with one more season of eligibility.
— Bobby Deren (@BobbyDeren) January 28, 2019
Jackson was the only non-senior to be a team captain this season. He started six games at center in 2017, while also playing at right guard, and started 11 games at right guard in 2018. He was an honorable mention All-Big Ten honoree last season.
Oklahoma, Penn State, Virginia, Texas, Pittsburgh, Iowa and Maryland are also involved in the recruitment of Jackson, Deren reported.
Considering Ohio State lost both starting guards – Demetrius Knox and Malcolm Pridgeon – to graduation and starting center Michael Jordan to the NFL, Jackson would be a natural fit.
Josh Myers is slated to get the first crack at center, and Wyatt Davis will start at one of the guard spots. But at the other guard position, there aren't an abundance of options. Branden Bowen, Gavin Cupp and Matthew Jones are the most likely to step into the starting role, though Jackson could step in and start if the Buckeyes land him.
Ohio State has experience with the transfer portal. It landed Justin Fields via transfer this month and lost Tate Martell to Miami with a transfer. Keandre Jones has reportedly entered his name in the transfer portal.