Second Ohio State player opts out of 2020 season
A second Ohio State star has opted out of the 2020 college football season and will begin his pursuit of a career in the NFL.
Monday morning, Buckeyes cornerback Shaun Wade announced in a video on Twitter that he has decided to opt out of the upcoming season, whenever it is decided to resume. He will no focus his attention on training for the 2021 NFL Draft. Many believe Wade is a first-round prospect.
Wade decided to return to Columbus following the 2019 season to help improve his draft stock. With the uncertainty of the 2020 B1G season, however, the CB has made the choice to solely focus on the NFL.
Buckeye For Life 🌰 pic.twitter.com/b0iP6Rqo4i
— Shaun Wade (@shaunwade24) September 14, 2020
Ohio State has now seen two of its stars opt out of the 2020 season. Wade joins offensive guard Wyatt Davis, who decided to opt out last week. He was the first Buckeye to make that decision.
Wade finished the 2019 season with 25 tackles, 8 pass break-ups, 2 sacks, a forced fumble and an interception. He was a key contributor on one of the nation’s top defenses last fall, and helped the Buckeyes to a 13-1 record, a B1G title and a spot in the College Football Playoff.
Wade leaves Ohio State with a total of 56 stops, 15 pass break-ups, 4 interceptions and 2 forced fumbles.