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Football: Tight end Kierre Hawkins “departing” from Ohio State

After two years in Ohio State’s program, redshirt freshman tight end Kierre Hawkins is leaving.

An Ohio State spokesman confirmed Hawkins’ is “departing,” but said he did not know the tight end’s destination. Ryan Donnelly, a recruiting analyst for Rivals, tweeted a screenshot of a post from Hawkins’ Instagram in which he is wearing a Youngstown State jersey with the caption, “New beginnings. Everyone’s journey is different. In God’s hands.” Hawkins’ Instagram account is protected.

A former four-star recruit, Hawkins has not taken a snap in his two years at Ohio State. He entered the program in a class with three tight ends, including Luke Farrell and Jake Hausmann. Hawkins fell behind both Farrell and Hausman on the depth chart, as well as redshirt senior Marcus Baugh and redshirt sophomore Rashod Berry.

The Buckeyes hold a commitment from Jeremy Ruckert, the top-ranked tight end in the 2018 recruiting cycle. Also, redshirt sophomore tight end A.J. Alexander, who missed the 2017 season with a knee injury, will return next season.

Hawkins, a Maple Heights, Ohio, native, was the 329th-best overall prospect and the 13th-ranked tight end in the 2016 class, according to 247Sports composite rankings.


  1. With all the money Football makes for Ohio State they really need to address the restroom facilities.
    Now with the serving of beer, the men’s restrooms are heavily impacted. It has all the appearances of a toilet facility at Shawshank. I come back for one game a year and it never gets better; it is now getting worse. David Kemp San Diego

    • I have to agree… $150 face value top tier game prices, $8 beer, $4 bottle water and hotdogs…. and have to stand in line 20 minutes to pea….crazy

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