Ohio State Third-Year Offensive Lineman Ryan Jacoby Enters Transfer Portal

By Colin Hass-Hill on August 9, 2021 at 1:50 pm
Ryan Jacoby

One of Ohio State's offensive linemen will look to take his career elsewhere.

Ryan Jacoby, a third-year guard, entered the transfer portal on Monday, Ohio State confirmed. He hadn't yet taken a snap in his collegiate career and was destined for reserve duty once again this fall.

He's the first Buckeye player to leave the program since Tyreke Johnson transferred in May and ended up at Nebraska.

Jacoby played 54 snaps at right guard in the spring game. His name hasn't come up in conversations about the construction of the 2021 offensive line, however. He likely would not have appeared on the two-deep depth chart if he had stayed.

In 2019, Jacoby had arrived in Columbus with Noah Potter as 1/2 of the additions from Mentor High School. He was a four-star recruit ranked as the No. 283 overall prospect and seventh-best player from Ohio in the cycle. On the day he signed his National Letter of Intent, Jacoby – who is a lifelong Buckeyes fan – said he felt like he was "in a dream."

Now, he'll be looking elsewhere to make a mark in college football.

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