Quinshon Judkins
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Buckeye Weekly Podcast: Is Ohio State About To Add The Best RB In The Transfer Portal?

Two-time All-SEC running back Quinshon Judkins out of Ole Miss entered the transfer portal last week. Since then, buzz has been growing that he could be Ohio State bound.

In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss these developments, what it could mean for Ohio State, what it would mean for Judkins himself, how this would impact the current Buckeye running back room, and more.

The fellas also take a quick turn and talk about Jeremiah Smith’s performance at the All-American Bowl and wonder how the wide receiver two-deep is going to shape up at Ohio State next season.


  • Ohio State’s potential involvement in transfer running back Quinshon Judkins. 0:01
    • Ohio State football unexpectedly involved with transfer running back Quinshon Judkins from Ole Miss.
    • Ohio State’s running back room could change with the potential transfer of Judkins, who has the most carries in the nation the past two years.
    • Judkins’ transfer, if it happens, would be the third Ole Miss transfer for Ohio State in two years
    • We’re seeing how running backs approach their college careers.
  • Quinshon Judkins’ declining rushing yards per carry. 3:48
    • Tom suggests that JetKids’ dip in yards per carry may be due to wear and tear over the course of the season.
  • Blake Corum’s decline in rushing yards and potential reasons. 7:27
    • Tom and Tony discuss Blake Corum’s performance in the 2023 season, noting a decrease in yards per carry compared to the previous year.
    • They also mention Corum’s lack of explosiveness in the last four games.
    • Tony and Tom discuss Quinshon Judkins’ drop in rushing yards from his freshman to sophomore year, with possible explanations including wear and tear, better tackling, and defenses gearing up to stop him.
    • Tom highlights the comparison to former Buckeye running back JK Dobbins, who refocused and had a successful junior season after a split in carries and defenses adjusting to him as a sophomore.
    • How might this impact TreVeyon Henderson?
    • The addition of a running back could provide depth and competition for carries, but also raises questions about the future of Henderson and current running back Dallan Hayden.
  • Ohio State football’s offensive line performance and potential improvements. 14:32
    • Tom discusses the importance of having multiple running backs and how Dallan Hayden needs to show improvement in the spring to earn playing time.
    • Tony mentions the impact of the transfer portal on raising the standard of play in the room, citing examples like Davison Igbinosun and Josh Simmons.
    • Tony expresses concern about the Ohio State offensive line, citing their performance in the Cotton Bowl.
    • Tom argues that the offensive line improved throughout the season and was able to run the ball effectively against most of their opponents.
  • Ohio State football’s wide receiver depth and potential starting lineup. 19:31
    • Tom suggests Ohio State football may have a deeper offensive line next season with new recruits and potential position changes.
    • Tom and Tony discuss Ohio State’s football team, including the running game, quarterback competition, and wide receiver depth.
    • Tom discusses potential starting wide receivers for the upcoming season, including Carnell Tate and Brandon Inniss.
    • Tony discusses Ohio State’s wide receiver depth with Brian Hartline, exploring the potential roles of Emeka Egbuka and other players in the position.

[Quinshon Judkins photo courtesy of the Ole Miss Dept. of Athletics]

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