Ohio State WR Alex Stump Transferring To Vanderbilt

    Ohio State is losing a wide receiver to a transfer. Alex Stump is headed to Vanderbilt.

    March 7, 2017

    Ohio State is losing a wide receiver to a transfer. Alex Stump is headed to Vanderbilt.

    While Ohio State’s 2016 offensive woes are certain to be addressed this offseason during the Buckeyes’ spring practice session, Alex Stump will not be part of the solution.

    The former 4-star wide receiver is transferring from Ohio State to Vanderbilt.

    With the school already confirming on Monday that James Clark has opted to leave the football program, the Buckeyes’ receiver corps was further hit a day later. Clark was a four-star 2013 signee who caught six passes for 47 yards in 2016. Meanwhile, Urban Meyer confirmed on Tuesday that Stump is no longer part of the team. Stump took to Twitter a short time later and indicated that he will be continuing his playing career for the Commodores in Nashville.

    “I would like to thank Ohio State for all they have done for me these past two years. I have grown as a player and a person and I will cherish my time here. However, it is in my best interest to move on and pursue a new opportunity. I am extremely excited to announce I will be transferring to Vanderbilt University to further my athletic and academic careers. I can’t wait to join the Vanderbilt family and get to work with Coach Hankton and Mason! #AnchorDown”

    The 4-star member of the Buckeyes’ 2015 class was rated as the No. 37 wide receiver in the country. After redshirting as a true freshman, Stump played in just one games last season, logging one reception for eight yards.

    Stump will have to sit out the 2017 campaign because of the NCAA’s transfer bylaws, but he will have three years of eligibility remaining beginning in 2018.

    New Ohio State offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson will be trying to rectify a unit that was shut out by Clemson in last year’s Fiesta Bowl. Quarterback J.T. Barrett and the passing game seemed to take a step back in 2016, so Wilson was brought in to reignite the offensive flame.

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