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Ohio State 4-Star DB Announces Where He'll Transfer

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COLUMBUS, OH - SEPTEMBER 19: Ohio State Buckeyes take the field prior to the game against the Northern Illinois Huskies at Ohio Stadium on September 19, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Andrew Weber/Getty Images)

Wayne Davis transfer update: the Ohio State corner is off to the FCS ranks. Davis was a top member of Ohio State's 2016 recruiting class. However, the Buckeyes have had a stacked defensive backfield as of late.

Davis redshirted as a freshman in the fall of 2016. Last year, he didn't make a huge impact on the field for the Buckeyes. Now, he is heading closer to home.

Davis is a native of Norfolk, Virginia. He's heading down to James Madison, an FCS power just over four hours from his home.

JMU beat reporter Greg Madia broke the Wayne Davis transfer news minutes ago:

Davis is listed at 6-feet, 195 pounds. He should have three years of eligibility remaining once he gets to James Madison.

As a recruit, Davis was one of the top players in Virginia. 247Sports ranked him seventh in the state in his recruiting class.

He was the No. 335 player in the country that year. He was ranked No. 33 among corners.

During his original recruitment, Davis was down to Ohio State and in-state power Virginia Tech. He ultimately went with the Buckeyes, committing in July.

He was the 18th-ranked member of a loaded Ohio State class. That group was ranked fourth in the nation and No. 1 in the Big Ten.

The Dukes are one of the top programs at the FCS level. They are coming off of back to back 14-1 season under head coach Mike Houston.