Former Ohio State safety Marcus Hooker won’t be leaving the state of Ohio to continue his college football career.

Friday, the ex-Buckeye announced he’ll be transferring to Youngstown State. He entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal following the conclusion of Ohio State’s spring practice schedule.

“I’m proud to announce that I will be transferring to Youngstown State University,” Hooker wrote on Twitter.

Hooker spent four years in Columbus before deciding to leave the program. He played in 15 career games for the Buckeyes, making 5 starts during the 2020 campaign.

The veteran safety leaves Columbus with 33 tackles, including 19 solo stops. He also had 2 pass break-ups, a fumble recovery and an interception.

Hooker will have two years of eligibility to Youngstown State after maintaining a redshirt status in one season and because of the NCAA’s COVID-19 waiver for the 2020 campaign.

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