Ohio State has confirmed that linebacker Dante Booker will not be transferring from the program after a report on Friday morning said that he was “expected” to transfer.
The 247Sports report claimed that Booker would transfer to another program after he graduated in the spring, where he would be eligible to play as a graduate transfer, per NCAA rules. However, the fifth-year senior will continue to sport scarlet and grey in 2018. 247Sports has since retracted the initial report.
In his time with Ohio State, he has dealt with several injuries, especially in the 2016 (knee) and ’17 (undisclosed injury) seasons. However, Booker did play in 37 total games over four seasons with the Buckeyes, where he recorded 62 tackles, 2 sacks, 6 tackles for loss and 1 interception.
Coming into Ohio State in 2014, Booker was a 4-star prospect out of St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Akron, Ohio. According to 247Sports rankings, Booker was the No. 1 player in Ohio in his recruiting class. Nationally, he was the No. 4 outside linebacker and the No. 52 overall player in his recruiting class.
Booker will look to make the most of his final season with the Buckeyes in 2018.