Five and a half years after pledging a verbal commitment to Urban Meyer, Chase Hounshell will finally get a chance to play for him.
Hounshell announced Monday he’ll play his sixth and final season of college eligibility at Ohio State, leaving Notre Dame after five years in South Bend.
I can’t thank ND enough but I am excited to announce I will be transferring to THE Ohio State University! Go Bucks! pic.twitter.com/cVR5YQ2P3t
— Chase Hounshell (@chasehounshell) April 18, 2016
A native of Kirkland, Ohio, Hounshell was rated as a three-star offensive lineman in 2011’s recruiting class. He verbally committed to Florida before the 2010 season, but after Meyer left Gainesville, Hounshell flipped to Notre Dame. He played sporadically as a defensive end from 2011-2014 (and missed all but one game in 2012 and 2013 due to injuries) before moving to tight end before last season.
Used mostly as a blocker, Hounshell appeared in all 13 games for the Fiesta Bowl-bound Irish (who lost to Ohio State), catching one pass and starting three games.