The Ohio State football team is trying to retool their roster heading into next season. They have lost over a dozen players so far to the NFL Draft and the transfer portal. While the Buckeyes are still preparing for the Cotton Bowl, this should be a priority as well.
We know that the Ohio State football team has been in contact with several players who are currently in the transfer portal. Yet, the Buckeyes still haven’t received a single transfer commit despite the portal being open for over a week. Why hasn’t that happened yet?
There are potentially a few reasons. One reason is that they are waiting for the right quarterback. That is the most important position on the field. Once they decide on which quarterback they want to go all-in on, that should kickstart some movement from others in the portal.
Secondly, some of these portal players might be waiting to see if there are any changes to the staff after the Cotton Bowl. Ryan Day certainly should be making some, but it’s unclear if he’s willing to actually do what needs to be done with his staff.
I’m actually fairly surprised that the Buckeyes don’t have a single commit yet. After quarterback, their single biggest need is on the offensive line. They have contacted a few kids but nothing is set in stone yet. My biggest concern is going through the whole transfer cycle without landing an offensive lineman.
As long as the Buckeyes get the right quarterback for them, the portal cycle won’t be a complete waste. That’s still the most important player on the field. But if Day doesn’t get commits at key positions around the roster, this could be the beginning of the end for him.
There’s still plenty of time before the portal closes next month to get things done. There’s no need to panic quite yet.