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Ohio State 4-Star Defensive Back Announces He's Transferring

A closeup of an Ohio State football helmet with Buckeyes stickers.

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JANUARY 03: Ohio State Buckeyes helmets sit in the endzone prior to the Discover Orange Bowl against the Clemson Tigers at Sun Life Stadium on January 3, 2014 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

It's been a busy week on the transfer market for Ohio State's football program. Earlier this week, former 4-star quarterback recruit Joe Burrow announced he was leaving. Now, a former 4-star defensive back recruit has announce that he's moving on.

Wayne Davis, a four-star recruit in the 2016 class, announced on Twitter this afternoon that he's decided to move on from the Buckeyes' program.

"New Chapter," he announced.

Davis is a 5-foot-11 cornerback. Ohio State's defensive backfield is loaded, so it's not that surprising that he will be seeking more playing time elsewhere.

The defensive back was ranked the No. 33 CB in the country coming out of high school in 2016. The Virginia native chose Ohio State with offers from several major programs.

It's unclear at this time what schools Davis will consider as a transfer. There will likely be significant interest.

Davis' decision to transfer means that Ohio State is now down to 85 scholarships. The Buckeyes needed to lose a couple of players this offseason to get to the limit.

Ohio State opens its season on Sept. 1 against Oregon State.