Quarterback Joe Burrow will transfer from Ohio State

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Quarterback Joe Burrow will transfer from Ohio State

Ohio State quarterback Joe Burrow announced Tuesday he's planning to transfer from the Buckeyes football program "in the coming weeks".

247Sports' Chris Hummer had this to say about why it would be wise for Campbell to explore adding Burrow to the roster.

In a conclusion that has been suspected for months, quarterback Joe Burrow will not finish his college career at Ohio State.

"If a quarterback would leave, we'd need another quarterback with only two quarterbacks on the roster". A redshirt junior, he still has two seasons of eligibility remaining.

"After weeks of struggling with this decision, I have chose to leave Ohio State and explore other options", Burrow wrote. His father, Jimmy, is the longtime defensive coordinator at Ohio.

Burrow was a three-star recruit and arrived on campus as a redshirt in 2015. If Tuesday's announcement is any indication, Haskins will likely enter the fall almost unchallenged to take over for J.T. Barrett under center in 2018. Haskins spent a year ago as the backup, replacing an injured Barrett in the Buckeyes' win against MI. Burrow broke his throwing hand late in camp, and Haskins became the de facto No. 2, holding that job for the remainder of the season even after Burrow got healthy enough to play.

Burrow had the best spring game of the quarterbacks, finishing 15-for-22 (68 percent) for 238 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions.

Ohio State opens the 2018 season September 1 against Oregon State. "I know I'm a pretty darn good quarterback, and I want to play somewhere".

"I came here to play", Burrow said after the spring game.

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