We knew roster attrition was coming this season for Ohio State. Now, it looks like another Buckeye will be continuing his college career elsewhere.
Defensive back Rodjay Burns will be transferring to hometown Louisville:
Burns, a sophomore, played in six games last season, and recorded a pick-six in the opening game of the season against Bowling Green. A former three-star prospect, he originally committed to Louisville, before flipping to the Buckeyes.
The fact that Burns played as a true freshman, even sparingly, was a sign that he should have been able to compete for other playing time in the future. But given the fact that he’s a Louisville product, and that the Buckeyes just signed a truly elite recruiting class at his position, a look elsewhere may have made sense as well. Plus, per his Instagram, the health of his father was a factor in his decision.
Burns is the second three-star defensive back to announce his departure this week, as Joshua Norwood will also transfer, reportedly to Georgia Southern.
Best wishes to Burns as he continues his college career, and to his family.