The Ohio State Buckeyes have strengthened their running back lineup by welcoming elite tailback Quinshon Judkins, who transferred from Ole Miss. Judkins decided to enter the NCAA Transfer Portal this offseason after an impressive performance with the Rebels, where he accumulated 2,725 rushing yards and 34 total touchdowns in just two seasons. He joined the Buckeyes in early January.

Ole Miss had to rebuild their running back group after Judkins left. Head coach Lane Kiffin decided to use a committee approach to fill the gap. Henry Parrish Jr. returned to Ole Miss after playing for the Miami Hurricanes for two seasons, and Logan Diggs joined from the LSU Tigers. Additionally, Domonique Thomas transferred from Georgia State, and Rashad Amos committed from Miami (OH) in May.

These new transfers will join Ole Miss senior running back Ulysses Bentley IV, who is set to be the main running back after backing up Judkins for two seasons. Although none of these players have a record like Judkins’, the team now has more depth than before.

Rashad Amos is expected to be an important part of this new group. Last season with the Miami Redhawks, he rushed for 1,075 yards on 210 carries, averaging 5.1 yards per carry, and scored 13 touchdowns. Recently, On3 wrote an article highlighting Amos as an underrated replacement for Judkins. Amos responded positively to this praise on social media.

Judkins noticed Amos’ post and replied with a single emoji, which attracted attention. He then turned off the comments on his post. Amos humorously responded to Judkins’ reaction, saying, “nvm i’m trash i’m sorry … 😂.”

As the season approaches, Amos will have the chance to prove himself when the Rebels face the Furman Paladins on August 31, showing that he is ready to step up in Judkins’ absence.