Daylen Baldwin is heading to Michigan.
Though the Buckeyes made a push to land the graduate transfer receiver out of Jackson State, he'll be headed to their rivals up north, instead as Baldwin announced his commitment to Michigan on Monday afternoon.
Hometown Hero pic.twitter.com/Gk5pdPUptB— Deuce2 (@DaylenBaldwin10) June 14, 2021
Ohio State offered Baldwin a scholarship last week after the Jackson State star entered the transfer portal. During the spring season, Baldwin emerged as the Southwestern Athletic Conference's leading receiver with 540 yards and seven touchdowns on 27 catches in just six games.
The Buckeyes would have welcomed Baldwin to help add depth to a wide receiver position that suddenly needs it after Jameson Williams transferred to Alabama, Mookie Cooper transfered to Missouri, Gee Scott Jr. moved to tight end and Demario McCall moved to cornerback.
Baldwin, however, will likely see a much clearer path to playing time with the Wolverines as the Buckeyes return two of the nation's best receivers in Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson as well as second-year receivers Jaxon Smith-Njigba and Julian Fleming and true freshmen Emeka Egbuka and Marvin Harrison Jr. – all of whom have been expected to have roles in the rotation this fall.
With Baldwin committing elsewhere, Ohio State still has three available scholarships for the 2021 season after the addition of graduate transfer kicker Noah Ruggles.