Faced with the very real possibility of spending at least the next two seasons behind Braxton Miller, and in a spread offense under new head coach Urban Meyer that doesn’t suit his skill-set, Taylor Graham (no relation) has decided to head as far west as you can go collegiately.
According to Doug Lesmerises of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Graham has asked for, and been granted, a release from his Buckeyes scholarship. The redshirt freshman quarterback will transfer to Hawaii and new head coach Norm Chow‘s pro-style offense.
“I do not regret coming to Ohio State. I enjoyed every minute I was there,” Graham told the Plain Dealer.
Graham, the son of former OSU and NFL QB Kent Graham, was a four-star member of Jim Tressel‘s 2010 recruiting class and was the No. 14 pro-style QB in the country according to Rivals.com. The Illinois high school product used a redshirt in 2010 and did not attempt a pass in 2011.
He’ll be forced to sit out the 2012 season to satisfy NCAA transfer rules.