Redshirt freshman quarterback Jack Miller announces transfer from Ohio State football

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Ohio State Buckeyes quarterbacks coach Corey Dennis watches Jack Miller III throw during football training camp at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center in Columbus on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021.
Ohio State Buckeyes quarterbacks coach Corey Dennis watches Jack Miller III throw during football training camp at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center in Columbus on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021.

Redshirt freshman quarterback Jack Miller announced on Sunday that he will transfer from Ohio State.

He shared the news of his departure in a post on Twitter.

“I will always love my brothers and my coaches and wish them great success,” Miller wrote, “but for me it is time to get on the field. The coaches have prepared me to face the future head on and with confidence. I will always be thankful for the time they spent with me.”

Miller has served as the Buckeyes’ third-string quarterback this season after competing for the starting job in training camp, a spot atop the depth chart that ultimately went to C.J. Stroud.

Filling in for four games as a reserve, Miller completed seven of 14 passes for 101 yards.

But he had not made an appearance since he was suspended earlier this month following an arrest on suspicion of operating a vehicle while impaired.

After pleading guilty to a reduced charge of reckless operation on Nov. 18, he was reinstated to the team, but he did not see the field against Michigan State later that week. Freshman Quinn Ewers instead followed backup Kyle McCord in the rotation late in the blowout victory over the Spartans, indicating that Miller had fallen on the depth chart.

Miller was unavailable for Saturday’s game at Michigan, where the Buckeyes ended the regular season with a 42-27 loss that eliminated them from reaching the Big Ten championship game.

Barring injuries or unexpected attrition, opportunities for playing time were likely to be scarce moving forward for Miller, a former four-star recruit from Scottsdale, Arizona, who was a longtime commit before joining the program last year.

He first committed to the Buckeyes midway through high school in July 2018 ahead of Stroud, who was also in his recruiting class.

Miller's departure leaves the quarterback room at Ohio State a little thinner, giving the team only three scholarship passers between Stroud, McCord and Ewers as it heads into this winter.

All three of them are freshmen in their eligibility.

Joey Kaufman covers Ohio State football for The Columbus Dispatch. Contact him at jkaufman@dispatch.com or on Twitter @joeyrkaufman.

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