Urban Meyer reveals Joey Bosa's 2016 plans
Just in case there was any doubt, Joey Bosa is taking his talents to the next level.
On Thursday, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer revealed that the junior defensive end will indeed forgo his final year of eligibility and declare for the draft.
Urban Meyer spills the worst-kept secret around: Joey Bosa is heading to the NFL.
— Austin Ward (@AWardESPN) December 31, 2015
Bosa is currently rated the top prospect in college football, according to ESPN draft expert Mel Kiper, Jr. Despite not racking up the sack numbers many expected him to in 2015 — he finished the regular season with five — Bosa is a consensus top-three pick in this April’s draft.
He had previously said that the only thing that would warrant him returning to Columbus would be the thought of playing alongside his brother, Nick Bosa, who is a five-star 2016 defensive lineman committed to the Buckeyes.
The All-American will finish his Buckeye career as one of the programs all-time great defensive players.
He’s one of several Buckeyes that have already declared for the draft. The likes of Ezekiel Elliott, Cardale Jones have already announced that they’ll forgo their final season of eligibility and take their talents to the next level.
Bosa will have a chance to lead Ohio State to one more victory to close out his career when the Buckeyes take on Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl on Friday at 1 p.m. ET in Arizona.