R.J. Proctor, who started six games at guard for Virginia in 2018, is exploring a possible graduate transfer to Ohio State.
Proctor confirmed to TheOzone that he will visit Columbus from March 1-3.
He is a 6-foot-4, 335 lb. guard from Bealeton, Virginia. He graded out as Virginia’s best offensive lineman in pass protection in the Cavaliers’ 2018 Belk Bowl win over South Carolina, and has started at both left and right guard during his career.
Proctor is friends with former OSU offensive lineman Matthew Burrell, and told TheOzone he has talked to Burrell about his time in Columbus.
He is looking for an opportunity to start, with the goal of positioning himself up for a chance to to play in the NFL.
But Proctor is also interested in off-field concerns like the quality of academics and alumni association at his new home to set himself up for success after his playing days are done.
All of those factors would seem to bode well for the Buckeyes’ chances, but they will have to beat out some other big-name programs to earn his commitment.
Proctor is scheduled to visit Texas this weekend, and also plans to see Oklahoma, Florida State, and Houston. He anticipates making his final decision by the end of March.
Proctor is one of at least three grad transfer offensive guards the Buckeyes have spoken with this offseason, as they look to replace four starters along the offensive line.
Rutgers grad transfer Jonah Jackson visited Columbus in January, and a source close to Georgia Tech guard Parker Braun confirmed to TheOzone that Braun had spoken with OSU head coach Ryan Day as well.
Those three recruitments will overlap. Jackson is also considering the Sooners, like Proctor is. And a source close to Braun confirmed that he will also visit Texas.
You can get a feel for Proctor’s game in his highlight reel below.
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