Sayin entered the NCAA transfer portal Friday in the wake of Nick Saban’s retirement from Alabama. He is ESPN’s No. 3 overall prospect in the Class of 2024 and the top offensive prospect in his recruiting class.
He plans to enroll at Ohio State soon and will participate in the Buckeyes’ spring practice. Sayin left Alabama after enrolling there in early January. Saban retired soon after Sayin’s arrival.
“Incredibly excited to join the team here at Ohio State,” Sayin told ESPN on Sunday. “I held this program in high regard throughout my entire recruiting process and am looking forward to learning from some of the most talented players and coaches in college football and contributing to our team’s success.”
Sayin has experience with the Ohio State staff and a relationship with new Buckeyes coordinator and quarterbacks coach Bill O’Brien from his high school recruiting process. O’Brien had been part of Sayin’s early recruitment to Alabama. (O’Brien left for the Patriots for the 2023 season before getting hired at Ohio State last week.)