Transfer quarterback Chris Chugunov is expected to be part of the Ohio State team when school starts next week if things go as expected in his enrollment process.
Ohio State officials would not confirm anything about Chugunov, who is not yet on the roster. He is transferring from West Virginia with two seasons of eligibility remaining and is eligible to play immediately since he graduated in three years from WVU. He is a business major.
The Buckeyes went into preseason camp with three scholarship quarterbacks, led by third-year sophomore Dwayne Haskins Jr., redshirt freshman Tate Martell and freshman Matthew Baldwin. Junior Joe Burrow transferred to LSU after graduating from Ohio State in the spring.
Chugunov, 6 feet 1 and 203 pounds, could add needed depth.
Baldwin is coming off knee surgery in December, an injury suffered while leading Lake Travis High School to the Texas Class 6A-Division I championship game. He went into fall camp listed as ready to go and the third teamer ahead of walk-on Kory Curtis.
Chugunov, who played at Montgomery High School in Skillman, New Jersey, played in three games for West Virginia as a redshirt freshman in 2016 and in five games last season, completing 43 of 90 passes for 536 yards and three touchdowns with two interceptions.