Published: Thu, May 10, 2018
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

Ohio State QB Burrow decides to transfer from Buckeyes

Ohio State QB Burrow decides to transfer from Buckeyes

Burrow could be the next Big Ten transfer to come in and land the LSU job, following in Danny Etling's footsteps. Just kidding, of course.

What's interesting about Burrow and LSU is that if Burrow is as good as his Ohio State teammates say he is, he could conceivably elevate a program that has lacked dynamic quarterback play since Zach Mettenberger left following the 2013 season. Because he graduated from Ohio State, he can transfer and play immediately as a graduate student without having to sit out a year. It'll still be a few weeks before any decisions are made according to the announcement by Burrow.

The Advocate's Ross Dellenger reported Tuesday that LSU and Cincinnati have gotten permission to talk to the 6-3, 215-pound rising junior. He had a long list of offers from other schools that had better reputations for producing top flight college quarterbacks, including Oklahoma State, California, Auburn and West Virginia.

LSU has three quarterbacks (Myles Brennan, Lowell Narcisse and Justin McMillan) now competing for the starting job, but no one distanced himself from the others in the spring. McMillan got the nod in the Tigers' spring game, but Brennan is the perceived favorite to start.

While the Buckeyes have yet to announce the starter for 2018, Burrow's plans to transfer would appear to back up the speculation that Haskins will be the team's No. 1 quarterback.

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