Published: Wed, May 09, 2018
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Joe Burrow To Transfer From Ohio State

Joe Burrow To Transfer From Ohio State

Because he graduated from Ohio State on Sunday, the dual-threat quarterback can transfer as a graduate student and play immediately.

There is no known connection between LSU and Burrow, but Orgeron described it as "very possible" that the Tigers would at least attempt to add a graduate transfer quarterback this offseason.

Burrow had been embattled in a three-way quarterback competition with Dwayne Haskins and Tate Martell, and had made it known that the possibility was there for him as a graduate transfer if it was not apparent that he'd be the guy under center in Columbus.

"After weeks of struggling with this decision, I have chose to leave Ohio State and explore other options", Burrow said on Twitter. He broke his throwing hand just before the season previous year, allowing Haskins to leap over him as the No. 2 quarterback.

Burrow bested Haskins in the spring game last month. Meyer did not officially name a starter coming out of spring practice.

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Burrow is one of the more highly touted transfer quarterbacks out there.

"I love Joe Burrow", Meyer told ESPN's Marty Smith after the spring game.

"I came here to play". I don't know. Two is scary, you want to have a minimum of three. However, Haskins' spring performance displayed his need for fine-tuning his touch on deep balls, completing just two of his eight pass attempts over 20 yards. Could Iowa State, coming off a surprisingly successful 8-5 mark in 2017, be in the contention to land the former backup for the Buckeyes?

He never go the opportunity Haskins got to show his wares at a meaningful juncture of a big game, and Meyer made mention of Haskins performance against MI a year ago being a factor in the competition coming into spring.

After Burrow's announcement, Haskins tweeted: "Good luck to you brotha!" The issue was Ohio State had two quarterbacks ready to start, and someone leaving once he felt like he hadn't won the job seemed inevitable. He has two years of eligibility remaining.

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