Ohio State DE Tyreke Smith announces plans for 2021 season
Ohio State defensive end Tyreke Smith is coming back to school for another season.
Smith announced that news on Twitter on Monday evening:
All glory to God…Unfinished business 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/nNLH7fM4He
— Tyreke Smith (@T_23_baller) January 19, 2021
Smith played in just five games this season, recording eight total tackles, one sack and one pass deflection.
The Buckeyes will have a tall task with replacing players like Justin Fields and Shaun Wade, but getting returning production like Smith to buy in for 2021 will make a big impact.
This seems like a good fit for both parties involved, as OSU gets to keep an experienced pass rusher while Smith will have an excellent opportunity to improve his draft stock.
The Buckeyes’ pass rush should be excellent next season, led by potential breakout star Zach Harrison.
In his collegiate career, Smith has six tackles for loss and four sacks in 20 total games.