Jordan Whiting's return to Louisville puts Ohio State in good shape to absorb NCAA scholarship reductions.
Linebacker Jordan Whiting is leaving the Ohio St. Buckeyes for the Louisville Cardinals he announced Thursday via Twitter. The rising redshirt junior is from Louisville, where he helped win four state championships at Trinity High. A former four-star recruit according to Rivals, he was limited in part by injury in Columbus, registering just one tackle.
Louisville fans seem pleased with all the transfer talent Charlie Strong is herding.
I will be attending University of Louisville and will be a Cardinal for the remainder of my college career as a student and athlete!— Jordan Whiting (@jordanwhiting39) March 1, 2012
However, this reduces Ohio State's scholarship count to 82, which means they're no longer on track to be oversigned once reductions due to sanctions hit. If that sounds suspect to anybody, let's remember he's transferring to his hometown, where he'll presumably be able to play much more than he did at Ohio State. And he doesn't seem too torn up about it:
Long day! Thank u all for ur support n love! Buckeye nation, its been gr8t n I do not regret 1 sec. Card nation, I'm comin home! :)— Jordan Whiting (@jordanwhiting39) March 1, 2012