Tanner McCalister has had to transition from Oklahoma State to Ohio State this offseason after transferring. It looks the safety has been handling it well so far.

McCalister followed Jim Knowles to Columbus after appearing in 50 games for the Cowboys. In his Oklahoma State career, he had 125 total career tackles and 1 interception.

He stated that the defense has been giving the offense problems per Griffin Strom of Eleven Warriors.

“You can ask some of the offensive players we’ve giving them trouble this fall camp,” said McCalister.

McCalister has especially gotten to know fellow DB Ronnie Hickman. He says that this allowed for them to ‘gel together’ and communicate well on the field per Lantern Sports.

“It’s been fun playing next to him,” said McCalister. “We clicked immediately as far as personality, so we joke all the time. We communicate on the field a lot, which is good. There may be certain things I say that may not make sense, but he’ll understand.”

All in all, McCalister highlighted that every day counts at Ohio State. He should fit in well at Columbus per Jacob Benge of The Lantern.

“Every day is a back and forth battle,” said McCalister. “Every day in practice you get to treat it like it’s game day.”