Former Ohio State football safety Bryson Shaw to transfer to USC

Joey Kaufman
The Columbus Dispatch
Ohio State Buckeyes safety Bryson Shaw (17) calls for noise from the fans during the first half of Saturday's NCAA Division I football game against the Tulsa Golden Hurricanes at Ohio Stadium in Columbus on September 18, 2021.

Former Ohio State safety Bryson Shaw is heading to USC.

His father, Bryn Shaw, announced on Sunday that Shaw had committed to the Trojans, reuniting with defensive coordinator Alex Grinch.

As an assistant coach for the Buckeyes in 2018, Grinch recruited Shaw out of Potomac, Maryland.

“All the best to our extended family at OSU,” Bryn added in his tweet announcing his son’s transfer destination.

Shaw spent three seasons at Ohio State and stepped in as the starting free safety last fall when Josh Proctor suffered a season-ending leg fracture in Week 2 before he put his name in the transfer portal.

His entry into the transfer portal came earlier this month during the second-to-last week of spring practice.

Shaw’s 59 tackles were the third-most on the team in 2021, but the Buckeyes brought back a lot of depth in their secondary and added Oklahoma State transfer Tanner McCalister, adding a layer of difficulty for Shaw to regain a starting role.

Joey Kaufman covers Ohio State football for The Columbus Dispatch. Contact him at jkaufman@dispatch.com or on Twitter @joeyrkaufman.

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