Per Matt Zenitz at On3 Sports, Redshirt Junior Defensive End Noah Potter has entered the transfer portal.
Potter entered Ohio State as a freshman in 2019, and has been looking to crack the rotation for the Buckeyes for the past couple years. In what could have been a breakout year in 2021, Potter sustained a detached retina in his right eye, that nearly resulted in complete loss of vision in that eye. This forced him to miss the entire season. Potter had been repping at both DE and DT for the Buckeyes this spring, but had spent a majority of the time at DE.
In the Spring Game last Saturday, Potter recorded 6 tackles and 2 sacks, in what was a welcome sight after having an injury riddled 2021.
With the return of Zach Harrison, Javontae Jean-Baptiste, Tyler Friday and the emergence of J.T. Tuimoloau and Jack Sawyer at defensive end, the path to playing was extremely limited for Potter. He is a good player with a high ceiling, but he is looking to make a difference for someone now. Whoever lands him will get an instant impact player that has 4 years of training under Larry Johnson. That will be very appealing to a lot of coaches across college football.
Ohio State is now at 86 Scholarships for the 2022. Expect to see at least one more player hit the transfer portal in the coming weeks.
Best of luck Noah, Buckeye Nation wishes you well.