Report: Murray Granted Release

Najee Murray

Per a report from Kyle Rowland of Eleven Warriors, sophomore cornerback Najee Murray has been granted his release from Ohio State and will transfer to another university.

Murray was suspended for a violation of team rules while at the team hotel during preseason camp.

The 5-foot-9, 186-pound Murray played in six games as a true freshman in 2012 and recorded three solo tackles. However, a torn ACL in a Sunday morning scrimmage among young players ended his season prematurely.

Murray, a native of Steubenville, Ohio, was expected to add depth at corner this season. The good news for the Buckeyes is the coaches feel good about the players they have at the position with junior starters Bradley Roby and Doran Grant, sophomore Armani Reeves (who will start for the suspended Roby in the opener) and true freshmen Eli Apple and Gareon Conley.

The departure of Murray opens up yet another scholarship for OSU’s 2014 recruiting class. The Buckeyes currently have 17 verbal commitments and are ranked No. 2 in the 247Sports team recruiting rankings (aka the 247Composite). Most believe Ohio State will end up with between 22-24 in the class.

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