Former Ohio State football defensive lineman Cormontae Hamilton transferring to Memphis

Joey Kaufman
The Columbus Dispatch

Former Ohio State defensive lineman Cormontae Hamilton is heading to Memphis.

Hamilton, a native of Memphis, announced on Monday that he was transferring to his hometown school, reuniting with former Buckeyes assistant Matt Barnes who is now the Tigers’ defensive coordinator.

“I’m Coming Home,” he wrote in a tweet announcing the move.

Ohio State Buckeyes defensive lineman Cormontae Hamilton (83) and defensive tackle Michael Hall Jr. (51) bring down Indiana Hoosiers running back Stephen Carr (5) during the fourth quarter of the NCAA football game at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, Ind. on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. Ohio State won 54-7.

Hamilton did not participate in spring practice with the Buckeyes after entering the transfer portal in February.

He first joined the Buckeyes as a tight end in 2019 before switching to the defensive side of the ball the following year. Appearing in seven games as a reserve last season, finishing with three tackles and a sack.

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

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