3. Teradja Mitchell
The Ohio State football team took a while to strengthen its linebacking corps after the national championship team of 2014. Now, it’s finally back to being one of the best position groups on the roster. Teradja Mitchell wasn’t going to be a part of that group this year.
The former four-star recruit bounced back and forth between being a starter and a bench guy for the Buckeyes during his three years with the program. He had to sit out a year while deciding to transfer to Florida, so he didn’t play at all last season.
His final year with the Buckeyes was his best year, recording 44 tackles. He was a starter for the beginning part of that year. After it was clear he was going to get passed on the depth chart, he decided to leave. He’s now with the Gators and is closer to home.
So far this season, he hasn’t done a ton. He had just 3 tackles through two weeks because he only played in the opener. I watched some of that game against Utah and he looked slow. I’d be surprised if he was an impact player for the Gators this year. He wasn’t when he was at Ohio State.
As you can see, it’s a bit of a mixed bag when it comes to some recent transfers. All three of these guys left for what were better situations in their eyes. Some have made it work while others haven’t. I’m always interested to see what happens to guys when they leave Ohio State.