Ohio State OL Wyatt Davis working to return to Buckeyes after opting out
Wyatt Davis had to make a difficult decision last week. But with the B1G season seemingly over, the starting offensive guard decided to opt out of the college football season and begin his pursuit of a professional career, declaring for the NFL Draft.
Now, with the B1G reversing course on Wednesday, Davis is hoping to make a return to the team and play one more year with the Buckeyes. He sent out a tweet saying he is working with Ohio State to help make a return possible.
“I was incredibly happy to learn today about the Big Ten’s decision to play football this fall,” Davis wrote. “Thank you President Johnson, Mr. Smith, Dr. Borchers and to all who worked so hard for our safe return. I want Buckeye Nation to know that I want to play this season for Ohio State and I am working now to make that a reality.”
— Wyatt Davis (@wyattdavis53) September 16, 2020
It’s unclear whether or not Davis accepted any benefits under the belief that the college football season in the B1G had been postponed. Hopefully, because of the unique situation, he’ll be granted a return without penalty.
Davis started all 14 games for Ohio State last fall for an offense that averaged 46.9 points per game. Davis, a team captain last season, was named Player of the Game after Ohio State’s 28-17 win over Penn State.
Following his outstanding redshirt sophomore season, Davis was named a First-Team All-American by Associated Press, CBS Sports and The Sporting News.