As C.J. Stroud strengthens his grip on the Ohio State quarterback job, the program has lost a number of his position mates to the transfer portal. On Monday, another quarterback added himself to that list: walk-on J.P. Andrade.
The California native joined the Buckeyes program as a preferred walk-on in 2019 after an impressive career at Bonita High School (Calif.). A former three-star recruit, Andrade turned down at least one FBS scholarship offer from South Alabama to play for Ryan Day in Columbus.
Andrade posted a note to Twitter, thanking his teammates and coaches for his time with the Buckeyes.
Andrade's move, assuming he doesn't withdraw from the portal, leaves the Buckeyes with two quarterbacks on the roster: Stroud and Kyle McCord. Devin Brown, a four-star player in the 2022 class, is set to enroll this month.
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After winning a quarterback battle with McCord and Miller in the summer, Stroud put together a fantastic campaign in 2021, throwing for 4,435 yards, 44 touchdowns and six interceptions. He finished fourth in Heisman voting this season as a redshirt freshman.
Stroud has three years of eligibility remaining, though he will be eligible for the NFL draft in 2023.
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