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Podcast: Kyion Grayes Is Latest Buckeye To Enter Portal

For the third time on the final day of the spring Transfer Portal window, the Ohio State Buckeyes have lost a player to the portal. 

This time, it’s redshirt sophomore WR Kyion Grayes, who announced on Tuesday evening that he was leaving the Buckeyes after two seasons. Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr break down the impact of Grayes’ departure on what could be a thin Ohio State wide receiver unit. 


  • Ohio State football players using transfer portal, specifically Kyion Grayes’ departure. 0:00
    • Ohio State football players treat transfer portal deadline like term papers in college.
    • Tony Gerdeman: No surprise that Kyion Grayes is transferring, given his lack of progress on the depth chart.
    • Tom Orr: Grayes has attractive power five options in the transfer portal, including immediate 400-500 yards receiving potential.
  • Ohio State’s thin receiving room after injuries and departures. 3:45
    • Tom and Tony discuss Ohio State’s wide receiver room, mentioning Emeka Egbuka as the only reliable starter.
    • Orr questions if Ohio State can attract any portal receivers to compete with a talented room.
  • Ohio State football’s wide receiver depth and potential solutions for the upcoming season.7:56
    • Tony discusses Ohio State football’s depth chart with Grayes’ departure and newcomers Damarion Witten and Mylan Graham.
    • Tony and Tom discuss Brian Hartline’s depth concerns for the 2024 season.
    • Hartline may look to the transfer portal for solutions, but it’s a “tough sell” for portal players.
    • They speculate on who will be the go-to player in crucial situations, given the team’s thin receiver room and the emergence of freshmen players.

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