BOOM! Ohio State gets a commitment from transfer SEC defensive tackle

The Ole Miss to Ohio State transfer pipeline this offseason has been flowing.

During the initial transfer period, the Buckeyes landed cornerback Davison Igbinosun, who will play an integral role this fall.

Today, another former member of the Rebels is following Igbinosun, defensive tackle Tywone Malone. Earlier today the buzz was that the 6-foot, 4-inch, 305-pound defensive lineman was trending to Columbus. Turns out those rumors were true.

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What remains to be known is if Malone will play baseball for the Buckeyes, as he did for the Rebels. He only played in a few games over the last two years but showed big-time power. Three of his five hits went over the fence.

Like on the diamond, Malone didn’t see the field much for the Rebels in two seasons registering just 13 tackles and 2 sacks. He was a top prospect coming out of high school, the Buckeyes offered him then as well.


Malone now lands in Columbus with the expectation that he will add some depth to the defensive tackle unit. Mike Hall Jr., Ty Hamilton and Tyleik Williams all should be contributors this fall barring injuries. You can now add Malone to that list as the Buckeyes just got a bit deeper.


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