Ohio State football star Nick Bosa is no longer a member of the program. The All-American defensive end announced that he will be withdrawing from the university in order to focus on his rehab from a muscle injury and to train for the upcoming 2019 NFL Draft.
The school announced the news in a statement on Tuesday, Oct. 16.
“I was hopeful that Nick would be able to return to play again for us,” Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer said in a statement. “I know this was an extremely difficult and emotional decision for Nick and his family, and I wish him well as he moves on to get himself 100 percent healthy and ready for his next chapter.
“I want to thank Nick for the remarkable efforts he gave for this program. He is a first-class young man who we have been honored to coach.”
Bosa, the younger brother of Los Angeles Chargers star and former No. 3 overall pick Joey Bosa, is projected as the No. 1 overall prospect in the upcoming draft. He underwent surgery on Sept. 20 for a core muscle injury after suffering the setback on Sept. 15.
Ohio State, meanwhile, is currently undefeated and preparing for an Oct. 20 meeting with the Purdue Boilermakers at Ohio Stadium. Kickoff between Ohio State and the Boilermakers is set for 7:30 p.m. ET on ABC.