Sevyn Banks has updated his plans for the 2022 football season. Banks announced Thursday that he is withdrawing his name from the 2022 NFL Draft and entering the NCAA transfer portal.

Banks missed the Rose Bowl due to injury. He said his injury led to a change of plans for 2022.

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“Due to this injury, I will be withdrawing from the 2022 NFL Draft,” Banks wrote. “At this time, I am very grateful that my rehab is going great. To which, I will continue getting stronger by the day preparing for the 2022 NCAA football season and the 2023 NFL Draft.”


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He addressed the next part of his note to Buckeye Nation.

“I will be Entering the NCAA Transfer Portal — leaving my options open to wherever God leads me to dominate into a greater chapter of my college career,” Banks wrote. “Whether it’s here at The Ohio State or going beyond.”

Though Banks leaves the door open for a return to Ohio State, Ryan Day indicated the defensive back has played his last snap with the Buckeyes. Day told reporters Monday that Banks has graduated and is “moving on.”

Banks, a former 4-star recruit from Orlando, signed with the Buckeyes in 2018. He played in 26 games over the last 4 seasons, totaling 43 tackles, 13 passes defended and 2 interceptions. This year, in 9 games, he made 8 tackles. Though Banks has played 4 seasons of college football without a redshirt, the NCAA issued a blanket waiver that the 2020 season does not count against players’ eligibility.