Tate Martell’s move to Miami this week is just the latest in one of college football’s unfortunate annual offseason traditions: transfers. Every FBS program can have 85 players on scholarship, the vast majority of whom think they’re good enough to be playing. With barely half of those guys even cracking the two-deep in any given year, frustration and a handful of transfers every year from every school is pretty much inevitable.
Kevin Feder, a third-year sophomore offensive lineman for Ohio State, announced via Twitter on Thursday that he would be transferring from OSU following the spring semester. Feder’s first two seasons on campus were spent dealing with leg injuries, but he was healthy enough in 2017 as a redshirt sophomore to practice and even play against Illinois.
A quick glance of Rutgers’ roster shows two Ohioans on it – former Michigan Wolverine Ross Douglas from Avon, and Columbus native Brendan Bordner. Neither player was extended a scholarship offer by Ohio State. By comparison, Ohio State lists two players from New Jersey on its roster, in safety Jordan Fuller and offensive lineman Kevin Feder.