The Pitt football program has added a transfer from Ohio State University.
Former four-star offensive guard Ryan Jacoby from Mentor, Ohio, announced Sunday night that he’s transferred from the Buckeyes to join the Pitt Panthers. The decision comes less than a week after Jacoby left the Buckeyes program and entered his name in the transfer portal.
Jacoby was entering his third season with Ohio State and after having not played a snap in his first two seasons, made the decision to give himself an opportunity at another program. He will be a redshirt sophomore with four seasons of eligibility remaining.
When committing to Ohio State in 2019, Jacoby was ranked as the No. 283 overall prospect in the country and the seventh-best player from talent rich Ohio. The lifelong Buckeyes fan also held offers from Boston College, Cincinnati, Duke, Kentucky, Michigan, Michigan State, Oregon, Purdue, Virginia and West Virginia.
Jacoby becomes the second highly rated offensive guard to transfer to Pitt in the last year, joining Marcus Minor, who is in line to start for the Panthers this season. Like Jacoby, Minor was a four-star recruit when he decided to commit to hometown Maryland back in 2017.