Reed makes a TD catch in the 2011 spring game.
Wide receiver Verlon Reed has decided to leave Ohio State's football program, per a report by Tim May of the Columbus Dispatch.
Reed was a third-year sophomore in 2012 and caught just one pass for 13 yards. As a redshirt freshman in 2011, Reed started the year strong, but suffered a torn ACL in the seventh game of the season. He finished the year with nine catches for 132 yards.
If Reed transfers to an FBS (Division I) school, he would have to sit out the 2013 season and would then only have one year of eligibility remaining. Therefore, Reed might look to go the FCS (I-AA) route, where he could play right away in '13 and still have two seasons of eligibility left.
The 6-foot, 205-pound Reed was a star quarterback in high school at Columbus Marion-Franklin. As a senior in 2009, he passed for 1,714 yards and 18 touchdowns, and rushed for 1,658 yards, while leading his team to the state semifinals.
One thing is certain: Reed won't be the only player to transfer from Ohio State between now and the end of the school year. Stay tuned.