Quinshon Judkins’ commitment to Ohio State for the 2024 college football season brings a substantial immediate advantage to the team. Despite Michigan’s recent national championship win, Ohio State has reason to celebrate as they secure the commitment of the top transfer running back and former Ole Miss starting rusher.

Ohio State grappled with running game difficulties in the past season, ranking poorly at No. 88 nationally with an average of 138.8 rushing yards per game. TreVeyon Henderson, their primary running back, has yet to reveal his plans for the 2024 season as of Judkins’ announcement.

Moreover, Ohio State gained another impactful offensive player from the transfer portal with veteran quarterback Will Howard’s decision to join the Buckeyes. This addition becomes crucial following the departure of 2023 starter Kyle McCord to Syracuse in the offseason.

Judkins boasts an impressive profile, becoming the first player in SEC history to achieve 15-plus touchdowns in each of his first two seasons with a school. In the 2023 season, the Alabama native had 271 rushes for 1,158 yards and secured 15 touchdowns. Additionally, he caught 22 passes for 149 yards and two more touchdowns, averaging 4.3 yards per rushing attempt.

His contributions were substantial, accounting for over 50% of Ole Miss’ rushing yards and touchdowns. In the previous season, Judkins recorded 274 rushes for 1,567 yards and 16 touchdowns, averaging 5.7 yards per attempt, which constituted nearly half of the Rebels’ rushing stats.

Throughout the past two seasons, Judkins accumulated a total of 2,725 rushing yards with 34 touchdowns, leading the SEC in rushing yardage production in both years.

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