Baron Browning is deciding to pursue a career in the NFL.

Monday afternoon, the Ohio State linebacker announced that he has decided to forgo a return to Columbus for another season with the Buckeyes and enter his name in the 2021 NFL Draft. His decision comes the same day as the deadline to declare.

Browning spent four seasons at Ohio State and has been a significant contributor at the linebacker position. A return would’ve given Browning five seasons with the Buckeyes.

The announcement from Browning comes hours after starting Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields declared for the draft.

Browning ranked No. 5 on Ohio State’s defense in tackles during the 2020 campaign, collecting 30 stops on the year. He also totaled 3 tackles for loss, 2 pass break-ups, 2 forced fumbles and a sack.

Ohio State finished the season with a 7-1 record.

In his four-year career at Ohio State, Browning registered 110 tackles, including 18 for loss. He broke up 3 passes and forced 2 fumbles throughout the course of his time as a Buckeye, as well.