Notre Dame tight end announces he's transferring to Ohio State
Maybe getting a close-up look of Ohio State at the Fiesta Bowl sold the Notre Dame tight end. Perhaps growing up in the state of Ohio made it an easy decision.
Whatever it was, Chase Hounshell will be a Buckeye in 2016.
Hounshell announced on Monday morning that he’ll be transferring to Ohio State for his final year of eligibility:
I can't thank ND enough but I am excited to announce I will be transferring to THE Ohio State University! Go Bucks! pic.twitter.com/cVR5YQ2P3t
— Chase Hounshell (@chasehounshell) April 18, 2016
Hounshell, a Kirtland, Ohio native, was granted a rare sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA in March after suffering multiple shoulder injuries during his sophomore and junior seasons. The former defensive lineman played tight end for the Irish as a graduate student in 2015 and finished the season with just one catch but he appeared in all 13 games.
He’ll be eligible to play immediately as a graduate transfer.
The move will add some needed depth at tight end for Ohio State after the loss of Nick Vannett. After Urban Meyer said the Buckeyes would make a more concerted effort to utilize the tight end in 2016, Marcus Baugh had seven catches for 64 yards receiving in the spring game.
Hounshell, who was once committed to Urban Meyer’s program at Florida, will walk on at Ohio State.