Ohio State tight end and former four-star recruit Kierre Hawkins is transferring from the program.

Monday night, Hawkins posted a photo on his Instagram account wearing a Youngstown State jersey with a graphic overlay. In his post, Hawkins said “New Beginnings.”

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Hawkins was a member of Ohio State’s 2016 recruiting class but was redshirted in his first season in Columbus. He was also sidelined as a second-year freshman in 2017.

The 6-foot-4, 225-pound Hawkins is a Maple Heights, Ohio native and was ranked as the 13th-best tight end in the 2016 recruiting class. While there was no reason posted for his decision to leave the program, not seeing the field in two seasons is probably a factor.

Youngstown State finished the 2017 season with a 6-5 record and 4-4 in the Missouri Valley Football Conference.