LEXINGTON, KY - SEPTEMBER 01: Gunnar Hoak #12 of the Kentucky Wildcats throws a pass against the Central Michigan Chippewas at Commonwealth Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Photo: Andy Lyons/Getty Images
Photo: Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Ohio State football: Gunnar Hoak leaving Kentucky to become a Buckeye

Ohio State’s quarterback depth problem seems to have worked itself out in relatively short order. 

Nine days after Matthew Baldwin announced his intention to explore a transfer and thus leave the Buckeyes with only two scholarship quarterbacks, the room is pretty much full again. 

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Gunnar Hoak became the second addition in as many days when he announced Saturday night he plans to join the Ohio State program as a graduate transfer from Kentucky.  

Hoak, a 2016 three-star prospect at Dublin Coffman in the Columbus suburbs, played in five games last season for the Wildcats. 

He completed 13 of 26 passes for 167 yards and two touchdowns for the Blue and White and will bring two seasons of eligibility with him to Columbus. 

On Friday night, California high school quarterback J.P. Andrade announced he will attend Ohio State as a preferred walk-on next season. 

They will join a position group that already consisted of sophomore-to-be Justin Fields, senior Chris Chugunov and redshirt freshman Danny Vanatsky, a walk-on from Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy. 

Fields and Baldwin competed for the starting job in spring. 

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Although Day declined to name a starter after the spring game, Fields appeared to get the majority of No. 1 reps and was widely expected to win the job after transferring from Georgia in January. 

Chugunov arrived last summer as a graduate transfer from West Virginia.

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