Buckeyes Add To Quarterback Depth Chart

Ohio State's back-up quarterback situation still isn't ideal, but it's a lot better than it was about a month ago. After Matthew Baldwin announced his transfer (he landed at TCU) coach Ryan Day was down to only two scholarship quarterbacks in starter Justin Fields and West Virginia grad transfer Chris Chugunov--as well as walk-on Danny Vanatsky. Since then he's added two transfers to Ohio State's quarterback mix. The first was Gunnar Hoak, out of Dublin, who earlier this month announced he was heading to Ohio State. Hoak was a back-up at Kentucky, has graduated, and is eligible to compete with Chugunov for the No. 2 QB job with the Buckeyes right away. Sunday night, another name was tossed into the quarterback ring. Jagger LaRoe, who was a preferred walk-on at Texas A&M, announced on Twitter that he is leaving the Aggie program to join the Buckeyes.

 

Other than the Texas A&M spring game, LaRoe never played for the Aggies. He is a freshman and has four years of eligibility left and it's not clear if he'll be eligible this season. It's also not clear whether LaRoe will ever see much, if any time at Ohio State, but at least it gives Day and the Buckeyes another option should there be a catastrophe, in terms of quarterback injuries, down the road. With the addition of LaRoe, it means Ohio State will have Fields, Chugunov, Hoak, Vanatsky, LaRoe and another walk-on, J.P. Andrade in the quarterback room at fall camp.

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