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Buckeyes cornerback JK Johnson enters transfer portal

Spencer Holbrook01/03/23
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Jakailin Johnson is in the transfer portal. (Matt Parker/Lettermen Row)

COLUMBUS — Ohio State is losing a member of its secondary to the transfer portal, one who started multiple games for the Buckeyes this season.

JK Johnson, who spent two years at Ohio State and started five games at outside cornerback this season, has officially entered the transfer portal.

This comes just three days after the Buckeyes loss to Georgia in the College Football Playoff semifinal at the Peach Bowl.

Johnson was the No. 69 player in the country in the class of 2021, according to On3. That ranking put him as the No. 6 cornerback in his class and the No. 1 player in the state of Missouri. The DeSmet (St. Louis) product finishes his Ohio State career with 22 total tackles and no interceptions. He played in 15 career games.

Johnson is the second Buckeyes contributor to enter the transfer portal since the loss to Georgia, joining defensive end Javontae Jean-Baptiste, who entered the portal Monday after playing a large role on the defense in the Peach Bowl.

Now both are in the transfer portal just three days after that CFP semifinal. JK Johnson is searching for a new home with three years of eligibility remaining.

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