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Ohio State Defensive End Reportedly Enters Transfer Portal

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A veteran Ohio State defensive lineman has reportedly entered the NCAA Transfer Portal.

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Defensive end Javontae Jean-Baptiste, a four-star recruit in the class of 2018, is in the portal, per On3's Matt Zenitz.

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Jean-Baptiste will have one year of eligibility remaining in 2023.

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A Spring Valley (N.Y.) native, Jean-Baptiste registered 19 tackles and four sacks in 2022. In his final game as a Buckeye, he produced two stops and one-half sack in Ohio State's 42-41 College Football Playoff loss to Georgia.

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For his career, Jean-Baptiste made 53 tackles (10.5) for loss, eight sacks, one forced fumble and one pass defensed. He appeared in two games as a true freshman, preserving a redshirt campaign, before assuming a role as a critical backup in 2019. 

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Jean-Baptiste made two starts and played in six games during the 2020 COVID season before compiling 14 tackles and 1.5 sacks in 12 games in 2021.