Ohio State has hit the 85-man scholarship limit. Redshirt freshman safety Andre Turrentine announced his intention to transfer on April 25 – Ohio State’s fifth defensive transfer of the month and seventh since the arrival of new defensive coordinator Jim Knowles. He joins defensive linemen Jacolbe Cowan, Cormontae Hamilton and Noah Potter and defensive backs Sevyn Banks, Lejond Cavazos and Bryson Shaw in departing since the start of 2022.
Turrentine’s impact in Columbus was limited. A former four-star prospect out of Nashville (Tenn.) Ensworth in the class of 2021, he redshirted for his lone season in Columbus, but impressed on April 16 in the spring game with nine tackles and a pass break up. He was expected to battle for reserve time at safety. He’s the second member of his class to depart from Columbus along with quarterback Quinn Ewers, now at Texas.
He’ll have four years of eligibility remaining for his new school.