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Ohio State Safety Transferring To USC: Fans React

A general view of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 13: Fans watch the USC Trojans and the Ohio State Buckeyes compete at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 13, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. The Trojans defeated the Buckeyes 35-3. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

After three years at Ohio State and coming off a solid season playing safety for the Buckeyes, Bryson Shaw has decided to transfer. Today, his destination was revealed.

According to Shaw's father, Bryn Shaw, Bryson has committed to the USC Trojans. Shaw thanked the people at Ohio State for his son's time with the team.

"I wanted to let everyone know that my son Bryson has committed to the University of Southern California Trojans to continue his college football career. All the best to our extended family at OSU," Bryn Shaw wrote.

College football fans were shocked by the sudden move. But Dan Hope of Eleven Warriors pointed out that it makes sense since former Buckeyes safeties coach Alex Grinch, the man who recruited Bryson Shaw to join the Buckeyes, is now the USC defensive coordinator.

Bryson Shaw was a three-star prospect coming out of high school in 2019 according to 247Sports. After barely playing in his first two seasons and picking up a redshirt year in the process, Shaw enjoyed a breakout campaign in 2021.

He played in 13 games, recording 59 tackles, one interception, one fumble recovery and three passes defended. After the season he earned All-Big Ten honorable mention honors.

USC are heading into their first season with Lincoln Riley at head coach. Expectations are going to be extremely high in 2022 given the immediate success he had at Oklahoma.

Will Bryson Shaw have an even bigger role at USC than he had at Ohio State?