Wayne Davis, a journeyman safety on the Ohio State roster, announced Thursday he will transfer.
Davis, who would have been a third-year sophomore this coming season, wrote of his decision on Twitter.
“Last time in the Scarlet and Gray, I want to thank the whole coaching staff of The Ohio State University for giving me the opportunity to attend this university and want to thank God for giving me the ability to be able to play this game,” Davis wrote. “I have been blessed to play with some great people.
“I will never forget my brothers and the bond that we built, but I have decided that I will continue my academic and athletic career somewhere else.”
He did not reveal an immediate destination.
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From Lake Taylor High School in Norfolk, Va., he was a two-way prep star and that state’s Gatorade Player of the Year his senior season in 2015 before signing with the Buckeyes’ 2016 recruiting class. But he redshirted in 2016, and didn’t crack the playing rotation last season.
With returning starter Jordan Fuller set at one safety spot, and with Isaiah Pryor expected to be challenged for the other by a couple of other players, including highly touted incoming freshman Josh Proctor, Davis opted to seek an opportunity elsewhere.
He is the second Buckeye to announced a transfer this week, the first being junior quarterback Joe Burrow.