LSU lands former Ohio State QB Burrow as grad transfer

Ohio State quarterback Joe Burrow drops back to pass against UNLV during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Former Ohio State quarterback Joe Burrow is transferring to LSU, where he will be eligible to play immediately and compete for the Tigers' starting job.

LSU announced Monday the addition of Burrow, who recently graduated from Ohio State and has two years of eligibility remaining. Burrow spent three seasons at Ohio State but was never able to work his way to the top of a crowded depth chart that included J.T. Barrett over the last four seasons.

Burrow, who is from Athens, Ohio, redshirted in 2015 and then spent two seasons as a reserve. His 2017 season was disrupted by an injury to his throwing hand. In 10 games at Ohio State, he was 29 for 39 for 287 yards passing, with two touchdowns. He ran for 53 yards and a touchdown.