Backup safety Wayne Davis announced that he will leave the Ohio State football program and transfer to a different school.
He posted the announcement on his Twitter account Thursday afternoon.
Davis came to OSU from Norfolk, Va. as a 3-star prospect in the class of 2016.
He redshirted his first season and saw limited action as a reserve last fall.
Davis did not announce where he would be transferring.
His announcement read in part, “I will never forget my brothers and the bond we have build but I have decided that I will continue my academic and athletic career somewhere else.”
If he transfers to another FBS school, he would have to sit out the 2018 season and then have two years of eligibility remaining.
Davis’ departure brings Ohio State down to the NCAA-mandated number of 85 scholarship players.
With Davis now out of the picture, Ohio State’s safety position is clearing up.
Junior Jordan Fuller is pretty much locked in as the starting safety on the field side.
Sophomore Isaiah Pryor is considered the favorite to win the position on the boundary side.
Sophomores Jahsen Wint and Brendan White are also in the mix for the boundary position.
Sophomore Amir Riep is projected as Fuller’s backup.
True freshman Josh Proctor could earn time this fall as well after he enrolls this summer.
You can read Davis’ entire statement below from his Twitter account.
— Wayne Davis Jr (@Waynedavis1_) May 10, 2018