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Ohio State DL Dylan Thompson Announces Transfer

The back of an Ohio State football players helmet.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 06: A detail view of the helmet of Cameron Johnston #95 of the Ohio State Buckeyes as he attends warm ups before the Big Ten Championship against the Wisconsin Badgers at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 6, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

He's heading elsewhere.

Ohio State will be without one of its defensive linemen next season. Dylan Thompson took to Twitter on Monday night to announce his plans to transfer.

Thompson revealed he's been granted his release from the program. The 6-foot-5, 275-pound defensive lineman was a member of Ohio State's 2014 recruiting class.

He redshirted the 2014 season after injuring his knee in fall camp and has not been a major contributor on the field during his time with the Buckeyes. The injury lingered into 2015 as well.

Thompson was ruled academically ineligible to play during the 2016 season, but saw action in a few games. The former 3-star recruit finished his Ohio State career with three tackles -- including 0.5 tackles for loss.

He left the following message for Buckeyes fans. "To Buckeye Nation, your support of this program is second to none. Truly, the best damn fans in the land."

Here's his full message.

Ohio State's defensive line has been dominant over the past few years. Thompson likely would have struggled to crack the rotation yet again.