After being suspended from the Ohio State football team earlier this month for what Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer called a “training camp issue”, sophomore defensive back Najee Murray has transferred to Kent State.
Murray practiced with his new Golden Flashes teammates for the first time Sunday and began classes on campus Monday.
A three-star prospect from Steubenville, Murray was originally recruited by several Mid-American Conference schools including Kent State, but wound up instead as a part of Meyer’s first recruiting class. In fact, current Flashes head coach and former Buckeyes defensive assistant Paul Haynes made the in-home visit to Muray's house.
“Najee was going through the (recruiting) process at Ohio State when I was there,” Haynes said. “He knows me and I knew him, so (KSU) is kind of a good fit for him that way.
“I met his parents before and the funny thing is that my first college roommate knows his parents because they’re from the same hometown. So there are a lot of things working in our favor.”
Meyer will have three years of eligibility remaining after he sits out the 2013 season due to NCAA transfer rules. As a freshman at Ohio State, Murray saw action in six games, mainly on special teams.