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Veteran Big 12 Quarterback Transfers To Ohio State

Ohio State football players celebrating after a game.

ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 29: J.T. Barrett #16 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates with his team after the Ohio State Buckeyes beat the USC Trojans 24-7 during the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic at AT&T Stadium on December 29, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Ohio State hopes it has its quarterback for the next few years in Dwayne Haskins. Depth at the position is always important though.

Earlier this off-season, the club lost Joe Burrow to LSU. He is competing for the starting job with the Tigers.

Now, another veteran is joining the Buckeyes quarterback room. As was reported earlier this month, West Virginia grad transfer Chris Chugunov is joining the team.

Chris Chugunov was officially added to the Ohio State roster today.

Via Jerry Emig:

Chugunov played time for the Mountaineers over the last two seasons. Last year, he got some meaningful time in relief of injured star passer Will Grier.

He finished the year 43-for-90 for 536 yards, three touchdowns, and two interceptions. He got most of his time in against some of the best teams on the schedule: Texas, Oklahoma, and Utah in the Heart of Dallas Bowl.

Chugunov will likely start below Haskins and freshman Tate Martell on the depth chart.

Martell is a former four-star member of Ohio State's 2017 recruiting class. He competed for the starting job until Urban Meyer and his staff named Haskins the starter.

Plenty of teams have learned the importance of having three reliable quarterbacks on the roster in recent years, especially Ohio State. Chugunov definitely helps ease some depth concerns for the Buckeyes.