The Buckeyes will be down a replacement for Gareon Conley and Marcus Lattimore next season.
Joshua Norwood, a defensive back from the 2015 Ohio State recruiting class is reportedly transferring from the program. According to The Columbus Dispatch, Norwood is headed to Georgia Southern.
From the report:
A native of Valdosta, Georgia, Norwood is believed to be headed to Georgia Southern, a Football Bowl Subdivision school in the Sun Belt Conference. He could not be reached for comment, but a spokesman for the Buckeyes confirmed the news.
But as the Buckeyes worked to replace three starters in the secondary in spring drills, his name did not come up in media conversations with the coaches for a more substantial role in the fall.
Norwood's transfer leaves the Buckeyes with 85 projected scholarship players for the 2017 season, which is the NCAA limit.
According to 247Sports' Composite Rankings, the Georgia native was the No. 49 corner back recruit in the 2015 class. Norwood redshirted as a freshman, but saw the field in 11 games during his sophomore campaign where he racked up eight tackles, mainly on special teams.
The Buckeyes should be fine at the corner back position after bringing in the nation's top two corners in their 2017 recruiting class.