Ohio State bolstered its cornerback class by landing its best player in the transfer portal.

Davison Igbinosun, who was At the 247 sports level He became the 10th player to enter the transfer portal during the winter transfer window and announced his commitment to Ohio State on Tuesday, the sixth transfer addition this season for the Buckeyes.

Igbinosun chose the Buckeyes after visiting Ohio State on Saturday. Tennessee was initially said to be the frontrunner for his commitment and Igbino also took visits to UCLA and Michigan, but ultimately decided to become a Buckeye.

Igbinosun file

  • year: second
  • Amount: 6-2/185
  • Post: CB
  • School: Ole Miss (2022)
  • Statistics: 37 tackles, 5 PBUs in 13 games (10 starts) in 2022

A native of New Jersey, he was a A four-star recruit In the year He brings three years of eligibility to Ohio State in the Class of 2022 at Ole Miss, where he started 10 games, had 37 total tackles and 5 pass breakups and was named an honorable mention Freshman All-American by College Football News. .

Igbinosun is now expected to start opposite Denzel Burke in 2023, along with Jordan Hancock, Jayair Brown and the rest of Ohio State’s cornerbacks. Regardless of who wins that contest, the addition of Igbinosun will provide a key boost to Ohio State’s cornerback depth. The Buckeyes were set to have just six scholarship corners before he transferred.

Prior to his commitment, Iginosun was the only player remaining uncommitted in the 247Sports 2023 transfer portal rankings. He is ranked by 247Sports as the fourth-best cornerback entering the portal behind Travis Hunter (transferred from Jackson State to Colorado), Denver Harris (Texas A&M to LSU) and Fenterell Cypress (Virginia to Florida State).

He is the second defensive back to transfer to Ohio State this offseason, along with former Syracuse safety Ja’Had Carter. He is the sixth overall transfer addition for the Buckeyes since December, joining former Oregon State quarterback Tristan Gebbian, Louisiana-Monroe offensive lineman Victor Cutler, longtime Arizona State tight end John Ferlman and Kent State kicker Casey McGirn (preferred to walk on).

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