Ohio State bolstered its kicking game on Wednesday, adding Kent State transfer kicker Casey Magyar as a preferred walk-on.
Magyar — a native of Dublin, Ohio — spent one year at Kent State, hitting an extra-point attempt against Virginia Military Institute during his debut on Sept. 11, 2021, but missing his only other extra-point attempt against Western Michigan on Oct. 16, 2021. He entered the transfer portal on July 1.
As a senior at Dublin Coffman High School, Magyar hit all 38 of his extra-point attempts and collected 55 touchbacks in nine games.
Magyar joins Ohio State’s kicking unit, which is set to lose current placekicker Noah Ruggles after the College Football Playoff and also includes USC transfer Parker Lewis, third-year kicker/cornerback Jake Seibert and current kick-off specialist Jayden Fielding.
Magyar is the second transfer to commit to Ohio State since the portal opened, joining former Arizona State long snapper John Ferlmann.