Former Ohio State Safety Bryson Shaw Transferring to USC

By Kevin Harrish on April 24, 2022 at 2:55 pm
Bryson Shaw

Bryson Shaw has a new home.

After entering the NCAA Transfer portal earlier this month, Shaw announced on Sunday that he will be transferring to USC.

The move reunites Shaw with former Ohio State co-defensive coordinator Alex Grinch, who recruited Shaw out of high school before leaving the Buckeyes to become the defensive coordinator at Oklahoma under Lincoln Riley before following him to USC.

Shaw started 12 games for the Buckeyes as their top free safety in 2021. He recorded 59 total tackles and had an interception against Michigan. However, he was not expected to remain a starter in 2022 with Josh Proctor returning from a leg injury and Ronnie Hickman, Kourt Williams and Tanner McCalister expected to play big roles for the Buckeye defense.

Though he was not set to be a starter, Shaw was one of the more experienced players in the Ohio State secondary, playing the third-most snaps (666) of any Buckeye defender last season.

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