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Former Ohio State OL Announces Transfer Destination

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NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 01: Ezekiel Elliott #15 of the Ohio State Buckeye helmet is seen on the sidelines prior to the start of the game during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Former Ohio State offensive lineman Matt Burrell announced three weeks ago that he was leaving the program. This morning, Burrell revealed where he is heading next.

The onetime four-star recruit will suit up for Sam Houston State next season, he announced on Twitter. Because he is transferring down to the FCS level, Burrell does not need to sit out the 2018 season like he would if he transferred to another FBS program.

Burrell signed with Ohio State out of Virginia in 2015. A four-star prospect, he redshirted his first season and played in 25 games as a reserve in 2016 and 2017.

Burrell has two years of eligibility remaining.

As a senior in high school, Burrell was rated the No. 7 offensive guard and 110th-overall prospect in the nation. The talent is still there, so perhaps he'll unlock it at Sam Houston State.

At SHSU, he'll play for longtime Delaware head coach K.C. Keeler, who has led the Bearkats to a 46-12 record and three FCS semifinal appearances in the last four years. Keeler won a national title at Delaware in 2003.

Sam Houston State's roster is littered with transfers from major FBS programs, including Fresno State, Houston, Missouri, Rutgers, Texas, Texas Tech, Wake Forest and West Virginia.

The Bearkats open their 2018 season up against Prairie View on Sept. 8.