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Former Buckeye Announces Transfer To Virginia

Dylan Thompson Ohio State Football Buckeyes

Former Ohio State defensive lineman Dylan Thompson announced earlier this month that he would be a graduate transfer, and now we know where he is headed.

Saturday night, Thompson tweeted that he will be continuing his football career at the University of Virginia.

“It makes me so happy to announce that I have officially committed to The University of Virginia! I just want to thank everyone who has helped me and supported me along my journey!” Thompson tweeted.

Thompson came to Ohio State as a 3-star defensive end prospect in 2014, but his career never really took off.

He dealt with injuries his first two seasons, and was then academically ineligible in 2016. He was taken off scholarship and played in only two games in 2017 as a walk-on.

Despite his earlier academic struggles, Thompson will leave Ohio State with a degree in sport industry.

Dylan Thompson
Dylan Thompson on the practice field.

Because he was not on scholarship in 2017, his departure has no impact on the Buckeyes’ scholarship crunch for the coming season. According to the publicly-available information, Ohio State has 89 players on scholarship or with signed Letters of Intent for this fall.

They have to get that number down to 85 before fall camp starts in August.

Thompson is the second Buckeye to be a graduate transfer to an ACC school this offseason.

Offensive lineman Kevin Feder announced back in January that he was grad transferring to Duke at the end of the spring 2018 semester.

One Response

  1. So. . .he can’t stay eligible at Ohio State but he was admitted to UVA?

    Ohhh. . .okay. . .I get it. This is about football, not academics.

    Never mind. Carry on.

    But seriously. I hope he gets himself a serious graduate degree from UVA and has the last laugh.

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