Tyreke Smith has made it official. The Ohio State defensive end announced via Twitter that he will be declaring for the 2022 NFL Draft.

Smith has been a critical part of the Ohio State defense over the past 4 seasons. This year, he played in 9 games for the Buckeyes, collecting 25 tackles, 3 sacks, 2 pass break-ups and a forced fumble. Ohio State ended the year with an 11-2 record, which included a win over Utah in the Rose Bowl Game.

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Below is Smith’s announcement, which he posted on Twitter Monday night. He becomes the latest Buckeye to make his declaration for the NFL Draft official.

Over his 4 seasons with the program, Smith appeared in 38 games while wearing the scarlet and gray. He was credited with 55 stops, 12 tackles for loss and 8 sacks. The defensive end also had 5 pass break-ups and 2 forced fumble during his time in Columbus.

In 2019 and 2020, Smith was named to the Academic All-B1G team. He’s also been an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete each of his first 3 years with the program.