Given how tight the scholarship numbers are going to be to fit the 2017 recruiting class in, it’s likely that the Buckeyes will experience a fair amount of roster changes over the next few months. According to one report, that process has already begun.
Per Alex Gleitman at Bucknuts, Ohio State offensive lineman Evan Lisle will graduate transfer away from the Buckeyes. Per the report, the fourth-year Junior will head to Duke, and pursue a Master’s degree.
Lisle came to Columbus with a lot of promise. He was a member of the loaded 2013 recruiting class, and was ranked as a top 100 prospect, a four-star, and the sixth ranked tackle prospect in the country. But thanks to injuries and changes in Ohio State’s scheme from what he experienced in high school, he was never able to quite live up to those expectations.
Lisle served as a backup along the offensive line in 2016, and saw time on special teams.
It is highly probable that Lisle won’t be the last Buckeye to transfer. We wish him the very best of luck moving forward.