Garyn Prater, who spent the last two seasons as a walk-on wide receiver with the Ohio State football team, has put his name in the NCAA Transfer Portal according to a report from Patrick Murphy of Bucknuts.
Prater had one reception for 13 yards as a Buckeye. That came in 2018 against Tulane.
However, Prater showed signs that his game could be taking a step forward during 2019 spring practices.
He worked at the X receiver position throughout the spring and made several impressive catches during portions of practice that were open to the media.
After the 10th practice of the spring, OSU head coach Ryan Day suggested that Prater could be on his way to a bigger role on the team.
“You never know how things happen. He’s showing up every day and making plays. C.J. Saunders is a guy who walked on here and earned a scholarship. Keep stacking days up like that and making plays, and before you know it, he could be on the field,” Day said.
Prater had one catch for no gain in the 2019 Spring Game.
As an X receiver, Prater was still behind Austin Mack, Binjimen Victor, and Jaylen Harris on the Buckeyes’ depth chart.
Because he is a walk-on, his departure does not impact the Buckeyes’ scholarship count.
His younger brother, Evan, is a 3-star quarterback recruit in the class of 2020.