Redshirt Freshman Quarterback Jack Miller Announces Departure from Ohio State

By Dan Hope on November 28, 2021 at 5:43 pm
Jack Miller

Jack Miller’s Ohio State career is over.

The redshirt freshman quarterback announced Sunday on Twitter that he has decided to leave Ohio State and enter the transfer portal.

Miller’s decision to leave Ohio State doesn’t come as a major surprise, as he was behind fellow redshirt freshman C.J. Stroud and true freshman Kyle McCord on the Buckeyes’ quarterback depth chart. With Stroud in line to be Ohio State’s starting quarterback for at least one more year and McCord and fellow true freshman Quinn Ewers also vying for position on the depth chart, Miller appeared to face long odds of ever becoming the Buckeyes’ full-time starter.

Miller made four game appearances for Ohio State in 2021, completed seven of 14 passing attempts for 101 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions, but did not play in any of the Buckeyes’ final five games of the regular season. He was suspended from the Ohio State football team on Nov. 5 when he was arrested for operating a vehicle while impaired, but was reinstated to the team after the OVI charge was dropped.

Now that the Buckeyes’ regular season is over, however, Miller has decided to leave the team for good and begin exploring his options to play elsewhere.

“I will always love my brothers and my coaches and wish them great success, but for me it is time to get on the field,” Miller said in a statement. “The coaches have prepared me to face the future head on and with confidence. I will always be thankful for the time they spent with me.”

A four-star recruit in the class of 2020, Miller still has four remaining seasons of collegiate eligibility with the additional year of eligibility that was provided to all players with the NCAA last year. With the one-time transfer exception approved by the NCAA this year, Miller will be eligible to play immediately for another school in 2022.

Miller’s departure leaves Stroud, McCord and Ewers as the only three scholarship quarterbacks on Ohio State’s roster. The Buckeyes do not currently have a quarterback commitment for the recruiting class of 2022, though they remain in pursuit of four-star quarterback Devin Brown, who decommitted from USC on Wednesday, just four days after visiting Ohio State for the Buckeyes’ final home game of the season against Michigan State.

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