Ohio State LB Whiting picks Louisville

Ohio State reserve linebacker Jordan Whiting said Thursday he plans to transfer to Louisville, his hometown school.

Whiting made his announcement on Twitter. He said in several tweets:

Buckeye nation these last few years have been the most memorable years of my life. It was truly a blessing to have been a part of this city!

Sometimes in life there comes a time where u have to make a decision about what's best for u and ur career and what u want out of life

So in saying that, as of 111:55am I recieved an important phone call and after spring quarter ends on June 1st

I will be attending University of Louisville and will be a Cardinal for the remainder of my college career as a student and athlete!

Thank you all for ur support and love. I thank Coach Tressel and Mr. Gene Smith for the opportunity, however my time here has come to an end

Whiting received a one-game ban last season for trading memorabilia for tattoos, which was part of a scandal that ended up costing Jim Tressel his job. As a reserve last season, Whiting didn't record a tackle. He played at Trinity High School in Louisville and would be eligible for the Cardinals in 2013 after sitting out a year because of NCAA transfer rules.

He joins several other players who are transferring to Louisville and would be eligible in 2013, including receiver Robert Clark and tight end Gerald Christian from Florida, and receiver Matt Milton from Tennessee.