Former Ohio State Safety Marcus Hooker Announces Transfer to Youngstown State

By Griffin Strom on May 20, 2022 at 5:13 pm
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Marcus Hooker is headed to Youngstown State.

Following a four-year career with the Buckeyes, the New Castle, Pennsylvania, native and brother of former Ohio State All-American safety, Malik Hooker, entered the transfer portal on April 26. Hooker took to social media Friday to announce that he will stay in Ohio to join the Penguin football program ahead of the 2022 season.

Hooker played 39 snaps on defense for the Buckeyes this past season following an offseason suspension for an OVI charge in March 2021 to which he eventually pleaded guilty. Hooker did not appear at all in the final four games of the 2021 season, and was sidelined with an injury during the 2022 spring game.

A starter through the first five games of the 2020 campaign, injury and inconsistent play led to Hooker not playing any defensive snaps during the Buckeyes' postseason run to the national championship game. He would never start another game in scarlet and gray.

Following Hooker's announcement, each of Ohio State's 15 scholarship transfers have now landed at new destinations heading into the summer.

New Schools for Ohio State’s 2022 Scholarship Transfers
Player Pos New School
QUINN EWERS QB TEXAS
JACK MILLER QB FLORIDA
JACOLBE COWAN DE NORTH CAROLINA
CORMONTAE HAMILTON DE MEMPHIS
DARRION HENRY-YOUNG DE KENTUCKY
NOAH POTTER DE CINCINNATI
DALLAS GANT LB TOLEDO
K'VAUGHAN POPE LB TENNESSEE STATE
SEVYN BANKS CB LSU
LEJOND CAVAZOS CB NORTH CAROLINA
RYAN WATTS CB TEXAS
MARCUS HOOKER S YOUNGSTOWN STATE
BRYSON SHAW S USC
ANDRE TURRENTINE S TENNESSEE
CRAIG YOUNG S KANSAS
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