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Ohio State Adds Another QB To Its Roster For 2019 Season

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LINCOLN, NE - OCTOBER 14: Footballs for the Ohio State Buckeyes before the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on October 14, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)

Having lost two quarterbacks to the transfer portal this year, Ohio State's depth at the position is very thin. But the Buckeyes seem to have addressed the situation with a few new additions over the weekend.

According to 247Sports, Ohio State has added three-star quarterback J.P. Andrade as a preferred walk-on. Andrade had offers from several FCS schools, but ultimately chose not to take any of those scholarship offers.

Andrade told 247Sports that while the Buckeyes did not have a scholarship available for him, he would be the only quarterback the team would be adding from the Class of 2019.

"They called me about four weeks ago and had me come out to Ohio State for a visit," Andrade told 247Sports. "I was able to meet with (head coach) Ryan Day in his office for over a half an hour. He told me that he loved my film."

Additionally, the Buckeyes secured a transfer from Kentucky graduate quarterback Gunnar Hoak.

A native of Dublin, Ohio, Hoak serves as a primary backup to Wildcats starter Terry Wilson last season.

Early in the year, it seemed like Georgia transfer Justin Fields would be competing against Tate Martell for the starting job. But Martell ultimately decided to transfer to the University of Miami.

A few weeks ago, Matthew Baldwin - another top quarterback on the depth chart - decided to enter the transfer portal. He does not yet have a destination.

Suffice it to say, Andrade and Hoak won't have quite so much competition as they try to wrest reps from Fields this year.