Grayes transfers to California from Ohio State

COLUMBUS — When Ohio State football loses a transfer from its receiver room, that typically means a big pickup for someone else.

Kyion Grayes announced his commitment to Cal on Sunday. He entered his name in the NCAA transfer portal prior to last Tuesday’s deadline.

Grayes, an Arizona native, played sparingly in his two seasons. He finished with one career reception. He will have three seasons of eligibility remaining after using a redshirt as a true freshman.

Cal enters its first season as an ACC program after the breakup of the Pac-12. Grayes, a former top-100 prospect, could quickly contend for playing time with the Bears.

Jameson Williams remains the best example of a former Buckeye receiver whose transfer worked out for all involved. While OSU saw Jaxon Smith-Njigba have a record-setting season in 2021, Williams went to Alabama and became a Biletnikoff Award finalist and first-round NFL Draft pick.

Other receivers who recently left the program include Kaleb Brown (Iowa), Caleb Burton (Auburn), Julian Fleming (Penn State) and Noah Rogers (North Carolina State).