It wasn’t too long ago that Jamel Dean signed on the line with the Ohio State Buckeyes. But before his career even had a chance to really begin in Columbus, Dean has announced that he will be transferring.
On Friday he informed Twitter that he is leaving Ohio State for the Auburn Tigers.
God keeps blessing me and for that I’m thankful! I will be attending and playing football at Auburn University! I’m a tiger once again
— OLO Dean (@jamel_dean15) May 8, 2015
According to Bucknuts.com, OSU doctors were not able to medically clear Dean, which helped lead to his decision to transfer. He suffered a torn meniscus during his senior season in high school and is still rehabbing his knee. It was the second major knee injury that impacted Dean in as many years.
Dean was one of four early-enrollees for the Buckeyes this spring. He will be required to sit out a year due to NCAA transfer rules, despite not ever playing. Auburn could also apply to reinstate him immediately.
Dean, a Cocoa, Florida native, was a four-star recruit coming out of high school. He was ranked as the No. 32 cornerback in the country and No. 49 recruit in the state of Florida, according to 247Sports Composite.