Former Ohio State Buckeye and current Marshall safety Jahsen Wint has been granted eligibility to play by the NCAA for the Thundering Herd in the season-opener at home versus Albany on Saturday, September 2, according to ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg.

This decision comes more than 6 months after Wint was acquitted of rape and kidnapping charges.

Wint and another former Ohio State player, Amir Riep, were accused of rape and kidnapping in February 2020. Both players were dismissed by the Ohio State football team the day after being charged.

In February of 2023, both Wint and Riep were found not guilty. Wint transferred to Marshall in May as a graduate transfer in May, three months after being acquitted, reinstated into college and given his degree.

Wint came to Ohio State as a 3-star athlete in the 2016 National Recruiting Class, according to 247Sports Composite. He was the 69th-rated athlete and the second-rated player from the state of New York. Wint chose to play for Ohio State over 11 other schools who gave him an offer, including Albany, Boston College, Penn State, Rutgers, Syracuse and Temple.

Wint accumulated 39 total tackles, 28 solo tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, and a sack in his first 3 seasons at Ohio State.