Receiver Jaelen Gill plans to put his name in the NCAA transfer portal and leave the Ohio State football team after two seasons, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Dispatch.


His imminent departure was first reported by Lettermen Row earlier Wednesday. Gill has notified the coaching staff of his intention to transfer to another school.


A native of Westerville, Gill joined the Buckeyes in 2018 as a four-star recruit and the second-highest ranked prospect in Ohio behind offensive tackle Jackson Carman, who signed with Clemson. At Westerville South, he also played running back.


On the team’s official depth chart, Gill was listed as the backup slot receiver last season behind K.J. Hill, a role he assumed after C.J. Saunders suffered a season-ending knee injury in the preseason.


But he never garnered significant playing time behind Hill and caught only six passes for 51 yards and a touchdown.


Gill redshirted as a freshman in 2018.


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