Paris Johnson Jr. is the latest Ohio State player to reach a decision on the 2023 NFL Draft. Johnson announced the news from his Twitter account on Tuesday.

Johnson played in 13 games for the Buckeyes this season. Johnson will be putting his name into the 2023 NFL Draft.

“I would like to thank my family for always believing in me. I would like to thank my teammates. You are my life and I will do anything for you guys. I would like to thank Coach Day, Coach Mick, Coach Frye, Coach Stud, and Coach Kennedy for giving me every ounce they had to prepare me for every Saturday. I want to accomplish the first dream of mine since I was five years old, which is to declare for the 2023 NFL Draft.”

Johnson’s final career game with Ohio State did not go as planned. The Buckeyes nearly missed out on a chance to go to the national championship after losing to Georgia 42-41 in the Peach Bowl. The Bulldogs would go on to beat TCU and repeat as national champs, besting the Horned Frogs 65-7.

The next step for Johnson is to start preparing for football at the professional level. A recent 2023 NFL Mock Draft by PFF predicts Johnson will be a top 15 pick.

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