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Buckeyes offer grad-transfer receiver

As high school recruiting is in full swing now with the Dead Period coming to an end back at the beginning of June, the Buckeyes are also looking at transfer options. On Thursday, the Buckeyes saw Jackson State grad-transfer wide receiver Daylen Baldwin head to campus.

“I just left (campus),” Baldwin told BuckeyeScoop.com late this afternoon. “I worked out. Everything was nice.”

Under the new guidance this month, Baldwin was able to work out while he was in Columbus on his unofficial visit and his workout earned him a scholarship offer from the Buckeyes.

Baldwin, a Southfield (Mich.) native, played his first two seasons of college football at Morgan State where he appeared in 25 games and caught 30 passes for 333 yards and two touchdowns before transferring after the 2019 season to Jackson State.

The 6-foot-3, 210-pound prospect had a breakout campaign this spring at Jackson State. In a shortened six-game season, Baldwin hauled in 25 receptions for 520 yards and seven touchdowns.

Baldwin, who has picked up several offers in recent days, added that he has a few more trips planned but didn’t want to elaborate on specific schools at this time.

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    Didnt like it at first. But I guess it gives you depth and he only takes a scholarship for one year. Dont want to add a depth guy to scholarship for 4-5 years. Just long enough to replace with quality depth. Like adding a Gunner Hoak.

    As mentioned I don't know why he would want to come here unless he's good with sitting on the bench and making the playoffs. Maybe learning from Hartline to have a coaching career of his own?
     

    DRowOSU

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    Has to be a depth play. This tells me Babb’s career is likely over as is Harris’. Probably no Gardner, Scott to TE, Jamo transfer and Cooper too.

    If you look at it that way it makes sense, but I can’t imagine it makes sense for the kid if he wants to play.
    I think some dominoes are going to start falling, the ones you mentioned and another one in the transfer portal.
     

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    Didnt like it at first. But I guess it gives you depth and he only takes a scholarship for one year. Dont want to add a depth guy to scholarship for 4-5 years. Just long enough to replace with quality depth. Like adding a Gunner Hoak.

    As mentioned I don't know why he would want to come here unless he's good with sitting on the bench and making the playoffs. Maybe learning from Hartline to have a coaching career of his own?
    Wouldn't it be really cool if he were good enough to get about 50% of the offensive snaps??

    Keeping guys fresh is likely just as important at WR as it is at DE, I would say!
     
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    EvanstonBuckeye

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    He looks different than our current receivers. Big, thoroughbred who is a mismatch for smaller DBs. If you trust Hartline to tell you that we need certain HS WRs, you have to trust him that we need certain grad transfer WRs, or at least wouldn't mind having them on the roster.
     

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    Looks like a better Jamo. Outside guy, big, fast, experienced. It’s an offer he earned. May not take it. I’ll bet scUM would love to have him.