In today's college football landscape featuring the NIL and transfer portal, no program is safe. Not even the Ohio State Buckeyes.
Ryan Day has lost yet another player to the transfer portal. Per Matt Zenitz of On3, Buckeyes defensive back Andre Turrentine is leaving the school and seeking out a new opportunity.
Turrentine, a 5-foot-11, 195-pound defensive back from Tennessee, was a four-star recruit in the 2021 cycle. 247Sports composite listed him as the No. 169 overall recruit and No. 9 safety in his class. He committed to Ohio State in March of 2020, enrolled in the summer of 2021 and spent the following season in Columbus.
It appears Turrentine's days at Ohio State have come to an end. He's entering the transfer portal.
Playing time, or a lack thereof, is most likely the reason for Turrentine's departure. He didn't play at all in 2021, using a redshirt year. This spring he wasn't pushing for playing time in a crowded defensive secondary.
Turrentine is actually the fourth Ohio State defensive back to leave the program since last week. That's nothing notable in today's world of college football. Transfers are at an all-time high.
The Buckeyes, meanwhile, have wrapped up spring ball. A date against Notre Dame on Sept. 3 is next.