Reports: Former Tennessee RB Jalen Hurd to visit Ohio State
Ohio State might not be done roping in offensive playmakers.
According to multiple reports — Eleven Warriors was first — the Buckeyes will host former Tennessee running back Jalen Hurd this weekend.
Hurd left the Volunteers in the middle of the 2016 season after racking up 2,635 yards and 20 touchdowns on the ground in 33 games in Knoxville. He torched Northwestern for 130 rushing yards in last year’s Outback Bowl and earned game MVP honors.
His departure from Tennessee stunned the college football world. He left the Volunteers seeking of a different role than the one he had alongside Alvin Kamara in Butch Jones’ offense.
Rumors swirled that Hurd sought s position change. The 6-4, 240-pound junior reportedly wanted to go somewhere that allow him to play receiver or tight end.
Hurd would have one year of eligibility left. Unless he graduated in the spring of summer semester, he’d have to sit the 2017 season and wait until 2018.