The Joe Burrow transfer saga is just beginning, but the former Ohio State quarterback has wasted no time looking for potential suitors. In fact, over the weekend, just days after he announced his intentions to transfer, Burrow went on two official visits. One of the teams holds a connection to Ohio State during Burrow’s short time on campus, while the other is a prominent SEC program.
According to reports, Burrow visited the Cincinnati Bearcats late last week and the LSU Tigers over the weekend.
News that Burrow visited Cincinnati makes sense, because not only is the university close to Columbus, but the Bearcats are led by former Ohio State assistant Luke Fickell. Because of that connection, Cincinnati could emerge as a front-runner.
At LSU, safeties coach Bill Busch could play a determining factor into whether the Tigers believe he is a fit. Busch used to serve as a quality control assistant at Ohio State, so he watched Burrow practice on a daily basis. If he believes Burrow could become LSU’s starter, he could easily put in a good word.
Arizona State, Arkansas, and Wyoming are also teams that could reportedly be in the mix.
Burrow is leaving the Buckeyes as a graduate transfer so he will be able to suit up for his new school immediately with two years of eligibility remaining.