Ohio State’s Shaun Wade has made it official, announcing on his Instagram Friday morning that he is headed for the 2021 NFL Draft.

As a redshirt sophomore in 2019, Wade had the option of foregoing the 2020 season and leaving for the NFL. But after the bitt loss to Clemson in the 2019 College Football Playoff, a game that saw Wade ejected due to a controversial targeting call, he decided to come back to school.

When the B1G season was initially canceled due to COVID-19, Wade announced he was entering the 2021 Draft. He was able to reverse that decision when the season was reinstated, but he is now indeed heading to the NFL.

During 2020, Wade led Ohio State in interceptions with two, including a crucial pick-six against Indiana, and was second on the team in passes defended with four. Though Wade did ultimately struggle against Alabama’s receivers in the National Championship Game, his career body of work is strong and he should grade out well in pre-draft workouts.

Here is Wade’s announcement:


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Wade finishes his Buckeye career with 91 total tackles, six career interceptions, 18 passes defended, three forced fumbles, and a touchdown. After joining Ohio State as a five-star CB and 17th overall player in 2017, Wade definitely lived up to that billing in Columbus.

Best of luck as he moves on to the next level!