The Ohio State football team is looking to add a transfer at a surprising position

We know offensive linemen are needed, but the lack of depth at a defensive position is a concern.
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As late as April 29th, the Buckeyes had very little wiggle room to add a transfer portal player because they were right up against the limit of 85 scholarships. Thanks to a few players entering the portal near the very end of the spring window, the Buckeyes now have some space to work with. But you might be surprised to know which position they are targeting right now.

It is well known the Buckeyes need help along the offensive line, but…safety? With the departure of Ja’Had Carter, they are down to just six scholarship safeties. That may sound like plenty, but keep in mind defensive coordinator Jim Knowles uses as many as three at any given time.

If you’re surprised they’re looking to bring in a safety (or two), you’ll be even more surprised to know what school one of the top candidates has been playing for over the last few seasons: Cameron Broussard has played for…Sacramento State.

So, why on earth would one of the elite programs in college football, who is poised to make a national championship run, want a player from an FCS school? Well, according to longtime Ohio recruiting guru Bill Kurelic of Bucknuts, Broussard is a late bloomer who has NFL potential.

He’s started 21 games over the last two seasons and was a first team all-Big Sky selection last fall when he had 73 tackles and two interceptions. He showed what he can do against Power 4 competition when he had 11 tackles and an interception against Stanford. At just 200 pounds, he has plenty of room to add weight to his 6’3” frame. Kurelic says Broussard will be in Columbus next week for an official visit (he’s also visiting Washington and Michigan).


Kurelic says another name to watch for is Jaden Mangham from Michigan State. But for now, the focus is on Broussard because of his impending visit.