Ohio State's Hayes to transfer to UT

Kenny Hayes.
Kenny Hayes.

Former Whitmer standout and Ohio State defensive lineman Kenny Hayes is transferring to UT, a source close to the program told The Blade. Hayes, a former four-star prospect who redshirted last season with the Buckeyes, is expected to soon begin practicing. He will be eligible to play beginning next season and will have three years of eligibility left.

The 6-foot-5, 285-pound Hayes did not participate in spring practices at OSU and was granted a release from his scholarship in the preseason.