Rutgers is widely considered to be one of the worst teams in the college Big Ten conference, and the woes of its coach Chris Ash grew, when its leading player Jonah Jackson announced that he was taking a graduate transfer to Ohio State. Ohio state is one of the leading teams in college football, having won conference championships and is the defending champion. Jackson was one of the three players who had opted for a transfer from Rutgers in the NCAA transfer portal, weakening the team further but the other players have not committed to any other team.
The Rutgers player Jonah Jackson is six feet four inches tall and weighs 305 pounds. He played a total of 31 football games for Rutgers and started at sixteen games. In the last season, he played for a total of eleven games for the Scarlett Knights. He was valued as a versatile football player, who could could play at either of the guard positions if required, and also at the center. He was widely regarded as the best lineman in the Rutgers team for offense. He has won a honorable mention in the All-Big Ten in the last season by both the coaches of the teams and the media.
Master’s Degree at Ohio State
Jackson claims that the decision to move was not motivated by sports alone, he claims that Rutgers did not have the course he was interested in for his masters degree. Hence, he wanted to find out what other options were available to him academically. He also indicated he wanted to find out the other options available to him as a football player. Jackson confirmed his graduate transfer to Ohio on twitter, and said that he will play for Ohio State called the Buckeyes in the fall season. Though OSU has not guaranteed that Jackson will play in every game, he will be definitely be considered for every match under the new coach Ryan Day .
Offensive Line This Year
Including a highly rated football player like Jonah Jackson will definitely increase the depth of the Ohio team and the new head coach will have more options while selecting the team. The coach Day has taken advantage of the transfers to strengthen the Ohio team, with highly rated players like Jackson and Justin Fields, a quarterback . Though the size of the Ohio team in 2019, is smaller than what it was earlier, it is still of very high quality. Hence, experts believe that the Buckeye team is not likely to lose any games in the coming conference season. Ohio State football is scheduled to play a football game with Rutgers on November 16, 2019.
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