Ohio State junior linebacker Ben Schmiesing announced on Wednesday afternoon he will transfer to Dayton to finish his collegiate career.
The 6-1, 225-pound Schmiesing was a two-star prospect from Piqua, Ohio, who joined the program as a preferred walk-on ahead of the 2018 season, choosing to join the Buckeyes over scholarship offers from Davidson, Dayton and Ohio Dominican.
Schmiesing appeared in four games over three seasons with the Buckeyes, mostly on special teams. He was a scholar-athlete both his freshman and sophomore seasons, and was named a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar this summer while majoring in business.
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