Ryan Day provides update on eligibility status for Wyatt Davis, Shaun Wade
Wyatt Davis and Shaun Wade were ready to call it a career at Ohio State. With the uncertainty in the B1G for a 2020 fall season, both players declared for the 2021 NFL Draft, deciding to opt out of the upcoming college football season.
But when the B1G reversed course, so did the two Buckeyes. While Davis and Wade had expectations to play this season after changing their minds, they still needed approval from the NCAA. Now they have it.
Ohio State head coach Ryan Day confirmed in a radio interview with 97.1 The Fan on Monday that Davis and Wade have both been cleared to play this season. It’s huge news, as the Buckeyes now have two potential first-round draft picks back on the roster.
Davis and Wade both opted out after the B1G decided to postpone the 2020 fall football season. After a few weeks of waiting around to see if the conference would reverse its decision, there were no moves made by the league. So, with their best interest in mind, both players opted out.
A week after Davis’s decision and just a few day’s after Wade’s the B1G reversed course. As both players believe Ohio State has a great chance to win a national championship in 2020, they decided to return to achieve their goal in Columbus.
Ohio State is scheduled to open the 2020 season at home against Nebraska.