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Ohio State lineman Kyle Trout to transfer to Cincinnati

Luke Fickell’s greatest recruiting resource seems to be OSU’s depth chart.

We knew he wasn’t long for Columbus, but now we officially know his next destination.

Just a few weeks after a report surfaced that Ohio State lineman Kyle Trout would transfer, Trout announced on Twitter he’d be joining former Buckeyes defensive coordinator Luke Fickell and the Cincinnati Bearcats. Trout becomes the second OSU backup to leave for the Queen City, following in the footsteps of fellow ex-Buck Torrance Gibson.

With Ohio State continuing to bring in high caliber offensive linemen, the competition for Trout would’ve been increasingly steep, making his odds of finally cracking the rotation a taller and taller task. At Cincinnati, Trout will have a chance for not only a fresh start but the opportunity to get the playing time he covets.

Best of luck to Trout in Southwest Ohio as he attempts to reboot his career. Who knows, maybe we’ll see him blocking for Bearcats quarterback Torrance Gibson sooner rather than later.