Ohio State has had plenty of announcements about players leaving early for the NFL draft. The Buckeyes had three this week.
But on Wednesday, they finally got a big announcement in their favor.
All-B1G quarterback J.T. Barrett announced that he’s coming back for his senior year.
That announcement came four days after Barrett said “it’d be hard to leave” after Ohio State was shut out 31-0 by Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl.
But any thought of Barrett heading to the NFL or to another school as a graduate transfer is now gone.
Barrett threw 24 touchdown passes and five interceptions in the regular season, and he led the Buckeyes to their second College Football Playoff berth in three years. He also became the program’s all-time touchdowns leader and passing touchdowns leader.
In his career, Barrett is 26-4 as a starter, which puts him 10 away from Ohio State’s all-time wins record.
With new offensive coaches in place, Barrett will be back to lead one of the younger offenses in college football.