Evan Pryor

Ohio State Running Back Evan Pryor Intends To Transfer

COLUMBUS — Ohio State running back Evan Pryor is reportedly intending to transfer when the transfer portal window officially opens on Monday.

Pryor is a junior who has rushed for 147 yards on 40 carries in his career.

He has played in four games this year, rushing for 49 yards on 19 attempts.

Pryor missed the 2022 season with a knee injury and has only seen limited action in his time at Ohio State.

A four-star prospect out of William Amos Hough High School in Cornelius, North Carolina, Pryor was the No. 6 running back in the 2021 recruiting class and the No. 83 player overall.

Pryor is now the fourth Buckeye to leave for the transfer portal. He joins defensive end Omari Abor, defensive back Cam Martinez, and offensive lineman Victor Cutler.

The Buckeyes could be losing a significant number of their running backs from the 2023 season. Fourth-year junior Miyan Williams walked on Senior Day, while junior TreVeyon Henderson could leave for the NFL after this season. Ohio State also loses receiver Xavier Johnson, who has carried the ball 35 times in the past two seasons.

Ohio State does currently have three running backs committed in the 2024 recruiting class, however. San Antonio prospect James Peoples is the No. 4 running back in the nation, while fellow commits Jordan Lyle and Sam Williams-Dixon are the Nos. 24 and 90 running backs in the 2024 class, respectively.

Pryor is not expected to be the last Buckeye to hit the portal.

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