Ferlmann, who is a Phoenix native, was the Sun Devils’ starting long snapper this season. He entered his name into the transfer portal on Dec. 5 and was on campus for a visit this afternoon.
While long snapper doesn’t seem like a significant position of need, seventh-year senior Bradley Robinson suffered a serious knee injury in the win over Iowa and will be out of eligibility after this season.
Redshirt freshman Mason Arnold has filled in admirably in his absence, but a miscommunication on his end stopped Ohio State from running a fake punt that would have kept alive a critical drive in the loss to Michigan.
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That said, Ferlmann will be on scholarship with the Buckeyes after receiving an offer this week from special teams coordinator Parker Fleming. The only other long snapper on the roster is redshirt freshman walk-on Max Lomonico.
The 6-foot-2 and 225-pound Ferlmann is now the third special teams player to join the program through the portal in as many seasons, joining kickers Noah Ruggles (North Carolina) in 2021 and Parker Lewis (USC) in 2022.
He’s also the second player from Arizona State to transfer to Ohio State in the last 12 months, joining junior running back/linebacker DeaMonte “Chip” Trayanum.
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