Jordan Whiting was one of the top high school players in the state of Kentucky in 2009. After two season at Ohio State, Whiting announced today that he will return to his home state and finish his playing career for Louisville and Charlie Strong.
I will be attending University of Louisville and will be a Cardinal for the remainder of my college career as a student and athlete!— Jordan Whiting (@jordanwhiting39) March 1, 2012
Whiting is the fourth transfer from a major BCS level program to transfer to Louisville this year. In January, Louisville welcomed former Florida wide receiver Robert Clark and tight end Gerald Christian. Former Tennessee wide receiver Matt Milton also joined the team and will be a walk-on for the 2012 football season. All four players will have to sit out the 2012 season in keeping with the NCAA transfer rule and will be available to play for Louisville in 2013.
Whiting is most likely a product of Ohio State's need to get its roster down to the NCAA mandated 82 scholarship level. Whiting was one of the players punished for his role in the tattoos for autographs scandal that also cost Ohio State a number of other players. He will have two years left to play in 2013.