Ohio State’s secondary is getting some help out of the transfer portal.

The Buckeyes received a pledge from former Oklahoma State starting safety Tanner McCalister. He made his announcement with a post on Twitter on Wednesday. The news comes after Ohio State named former Cowboys defensive coordinator Jim Knowles the new DC.

“Already Written!” McCalister wrote on Twitter. “Excited to begin this new journey with (Ohio State) let’s go! #Committed.”

McCalister spent 4 seasons at Oklahoma State but decided to hit the transfer portal following the 2021 campaign. He’s been a starter in the Cowboys secondary each of the past 2 seasons, playing a big role for the program.

This season, McCalister totaled 42 tackles, 6 pass break-ups and an interception for the Cowboys. They finished the year with a 12-2 record and an appearance in the Big 12 title game.

Oklahoma State closed out the year with a win over Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl.

In 4 seasons at Oklahoma State, McCalister had 123 stops, including 4.5 for loss. He also was credited with 13 pass break-ups and his lone interception in 2021.

McCalister will have 1 year of eligibility to use at Ohio State.

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