Former Ohio State WR L’Christian ‘Blue’ Smith Announces Transfer To Cincinnati

By May 16, 2019 (2:54 pm)Football, Garrett Stepien
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Nearly two months after he left the Ohio State football team, L’Christian “Blue” Smith has his transfer destination.

The redshirt freshman wide receiver, who left the program at the end of March, will head to Cincinnati. He announced his decision Thursday on Instagram.

“Sometimes your path take a detour but the mission stays the same,” Smith wrote. “Second chances don’t happen often but when they do you must be ready.”

The 6-4, 220-pound Smith provides the Bearcats with their second transfer wide receiver from the Buckeyes since May 3 when they added junior Garyn Prater (6-4, 210).

Smith came to Columbus from Huber Heights Wayne as a four-star recruit — the 247Sports composite’s No. 126 overall prospect, No. 5 athlete and No. 4 player in Ohio — for OSU’s 2018 class.

Smith arrived last June for summer enrollment and redshirted his freshman season, but he turned heads on Ohio State’s staff, including former head coach Urban Meyer (2012-18).

“He’s really improving,” Meyer said.

Smith appeared in line to compete for more snaps as the Buckeyes reshuffled the rotation at wide receiver — Parris Campbell (6-0, 205), Johnnie Dixon (5-11, 198) and Terry McLaurin (6-0, 208) graduated — but left midway through spring camp.

OSU’s position group returns fifth-year seniors K.J. Hill (6-0, 195) and C.J. Saunders (5-10, 190) with redshirt freshman Jaelen Gill (6-0, 195) at H-back, while the rest of the post-spring depth chart features upperclassmen and underclassmen.

Senior Binjimen Victor (6-4, 199), freshman Garrett Wilson (6-0, 188), junior Jaylen Harris (6-5, 215), senior Austin Mack (6-2, 215), sophomore Chris Olave(6-1, 185) and sophomore Ellijah Gardiner (6-3, 205) fill out the returning receivers.

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