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Ohio State RB Warren Ball to graduate transfer to Akron, per report

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After graduating a Buckeye, Ball still has one year of eligibility left.

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Ohio State running back Warren Ball will play his last year of college football at Akron, according to George Thomas of the Beacon Journal. He is set to earn his degree in Columbus, but still has one year of eligibility remaining; a year with the Zips could give the running back enough touches to give him a chance at possibly going pro.

Ball rushed for 189 yards on 41 attempts in his three seasons with the Buckeyes. A four-star prospect out Columbus, the running back was overshadowed by the talent of Carlos Hyde and Ezekiel Elliott; combined with injuries, he failed to be able to put his mark on the Buckeye offense.

He played in three games during the 2015 season, including the revenge-filled season opener against Virginia Tech (16 yards), Hawaii (7 yards) and Rutgers (5 yards). He has an opportunity to be the workhorse for the Akron offense, and show scouts that he has a lot more talent than was showcased during his time with the Buckeyes.