Report: Ohio State football redshirt-freshman safety Jayme Thompson to transfer

April 16, 2014

According to multiple reports, Ohio State redshirt-freshman safety Jayme Thompson has been granted his release from the school and will transfer.

An OSU spokesman was not able to confirm the release of Thompson, however.

“I have not been informed by coach (Urban) Meyer that there has been a change in status with regard to Thompson,” the spokesman told The Lantern in an email Wednesday.

Thompson, a native of Toledo, Ohio, redshirted the 2013 season after suffering a broken ankle prior to the start of the season. He never appeared in a game for the Scarlet and Gray.

A four-star recruit out of high school, Thompson was also ranked as a top-250 recruit by ESPN and

Thompson played a significant amount of time in the 2014 OSU Spring Game April 12 and recorded three total tackles for the Scarlet team, but was hardly mentioned by Meyer during spring practice.

If Thompson is in fact leaving, his departure leaves OSU with five safeties currently on roster, including sophomores Vonn Bell and Cam Burrows, redshirt-sophomore Tyvis Powell and juniors Ron Tanner and Devan Bogard. Meyer also has safety help coming in for fall camp in the form of Erick Smith and Malik Hooker.

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