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Ohio State Safety Bryson Shaw Announces Major Transfer

A general view of Ohio State's stadium.

COLUMBUS, OH - APRIL 18: A general view of Ohio Stadium as more than 99,000 fans packed in to watch the annual Ohio State Spring Game on April 18, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Three weeks ago, Ohio State safety Bryson Shaw entered the transfer portal. On Sunday, he officially announced his new destination.

Shaw will transfer to USC, his father Bryn revealed this afternoon. With the Trojans, he'll reunite with former Ohio State defensive coordinator Alex Grinch.

Per Fan Nation's Buckeyes Now, Grinch was Shaw's main recruiter out of high school and actually offered the class of 2019 prospect a scholarship to OSU.

In his first two seasons with the Buckeyes, Shaw played in only eight games, recording three tackles and a pass breakup. His role skyrocketed in 2021, as he became an integral figure in the Ohio State secondary.

Shaw appeared in all 13 games last season, starting 12. He finished the season with 59 tackles, one interception, one fumble recovery and three pass breakups.

A two-time academic All-Big Ten selection, Shaw made a career-high nine tackles in his final game with the Buckeyes, a Rose Bowl win over Utah. Now, he'll likely be a key contributor for USC in Lincoln Riley's first season as head coach.