Ohio State backup defensive lineman Jacolbe Cowan enters transfer portal

Bill Rabinowitz
The Columbus Dispatch

Ohio State backup defensive lineman Jacolbe Cowan entered the NCAA's transfer portal on Monday.

Cowan, a sophomore from Charlotte, North Carolina, redshirted in 2020 and saw action in five games last season. He recorded two solo tackles and one assisted tackle.

"Timing is everything is a cliche," Cowan wrote in a statement on Twitter, "but it rings true and is extremely relatable, in my case. I committed to The Ohio State University and came to Columbus with such high hopes, however, the pandemic and a season ending injury had a detrimental effect on the start of my college career."

He said that he had accepted that it was "time to move on" and that after "much thought and prayer, I have decided to enter the transfer portal."

Cowan added that he'd built relationships that will last a lifetime and cherished the memories he'd made at Ohio State.

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He was a four-star recruit but was unable to climb the depth chart on a Buckeye team loaded with quality defensive linemen.

Bill Rabinowitz covers Ohio State football for The Columbus Dispatch. Contact him at brabinowitz@dispatch.com or on Twitter @brdispatch.

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