Earlier in May, defensive back Wayne Davis announced he would transfer from Ohio State. A little more than two weeks later, Davis appears to have found his new home.
Davis will transfer to James Madison University, according to a report by the Harrisonburg (Va.) Daily News-Record’s Greg Madia.
The move to the FCS ranks means Davis would be eligible in 2018.
“He’s coming,” said Hank Sawyer, Davis’ high school coach at Lake Taylor High School in Norfolk, Va., according to the report. “They got to make sure the paperwork is straight, which it is because he got his release from Ohio State.
“The good thing about James Madison is it’s an awesome school and an awesome program and the fact that they’re [FCS] means he’s eligible right away.”
Davis spent two years with the Buckeyes, but did not see much action. After taking a redshirt in 2016, Davis played just 10 snaps on defense in two games in 2017.
The defensive back did not register any stats at Ohio State. He was expected to be a safety for the Buckeyes in 2018.
Davis came to Ohio State in 2016 as a 4-star prospect in the 247Sports composite rankings.