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Football: Offensive lineman Matthew Burrell to transfer from Ohio State

Then-redshirt sophomore offensive lineman Matthew Burrell combs through the crowd in the Shoe after Ohio State’s 39-38 victory over No. 2 Penn State on Oct. 28. Credit: Nick Clarkson | Social Media Editor

Redshirt junior offensive lineman Matthew Burrell announced Wednesday he will transfer from Ohio State at the end of the school year.

In an Instagram post, Burrell said he was thankful for the opportunities given to him at Ohio State, calling his experience “a once in a lifetime opportunity” both on and off the field. The fourth-year lineman also said he does not know where he will end up in the fall, saying he looks forward to “whatever God has planned for me.”

Redshirting his first season with the Buckeyes, Burrell has served as a backup offensive line for the past two seasons. Last season, he was in the mix to earn the starting right guard job, but lost the battle and eventually backed up both redshirt junior Branden Bowen and redshirt senior Demetrius Knox.

As a member of the 2015 class, Burrell was a four-star offensive guard recruit and was ranked as the No. 7 guard in the nation, according to the 247Sports composite rankings.

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