Ohio State football reserve safety Andre Turrentine enters transfer portal

Joey Kaufman
The Columbus Dispatch

Ohio State reserve safety Andre Turrentine has put his name in the NCAA transfer portal, a team spokesman confirmed Monday.

It’s another defection from the Buckeyes’ defense, which also saw defensive linemen Jacolbe Cowan and Noah Potter enter the portal last week.

A total of five defensive players, including cornerback Lejond Cavazos and safety Bryson Shaw, have entered the portal over the past three weeks.

The deadline for players to enter the portal and receive immediate eligibility at another school is Sunday.

Turrentine appeared in three games as a freshman last fall, but did not register any statistics. The Nashville native was a composite four-star prospect in the 2021 recruiting class.

In the spring game on April 16, Andre Turrentine's nine tackles were the second-most on the team.

In the spring game on April 16, his nine tackles were the second-most on the team. Turrentine also broke up a pass during the scrimmage.

The Buckeyes are down to 85 scholarship players for next season, a total that puts them at the NCAA limit for the first time this offseason.

Plenty of depth remains at safety with 11 scholarship players at the position.

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

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