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Parris Campbell Returning To OSU For 2018 Season

Ohio State’s 2018 offense added another huge piece on Thursday when WR Parris Campbell announced that he would return for another season with the Buckeyes.

Campbell tweeted “After a lot of thinking and praying… Buckeye Nation…” and then a video that just said “1 more.”

He caught 39 passes for 573 yards and 3 touchdowns, and added another 132 yards and a touchdown on the ground.

Campbell started the year with a bang, putting up a career-high 136 receiving yards in the season opener at Indiana, and scored a 57-yard touchdown in the Big Ten Championship Game win over Wisconsin.

However, Campbell was slowed by injuries, missing the loss to Iowa, and playing only sparingly in several other games.

The return of Campbell, one of the fastest players on the Ohio State team, gives the Buckeyes and their new starting quarterback a legitimate deep threat in the passing game.

Campbell joins RB Mike Weber in returning for another year. The Buckeyes are still awaiting announcements on decisions by other draft-eligible players such as DT Dre’mont Jones and WR Johnnie Dixon.

The deadline for underclassmen to file for the NFL Draft is Monday, January 15.

11 Responses

  1. Awesome news, another year would only help his draft stock and he could be part of something very special!

  2. I like the trend already. Huge for the offense to click from day one. I hope he ends up getting his degree and a couple of championships to go with it and leaves as a first rounder, which by this move, IMO, increased his chances exponentially considering how dynamic the offense will be. Gotta stay healthy though. I think all receivers will benefit from next year for that same reason. The coaches will be smart in using them and not abusing them since the depth is well, deep. I have a feeling he already told coach on the field as the Cotton was ending.

  3. Glad to see Parris Campbell returning for another year. Not only for the Buckeyes to retain another lethal weapon for the passing game, but also in light of recent history for early-out OSU receivers. Devin Smith, Jalin Marshall and Noah Brown come to mind, guys with good collegiate performances who went to the “next level,” but have yet to prove they were ready to compete on the biggest stage.
    Hopefully Campbell can build on the past season and, with another year of seasoning, prepare himself for true NFL stardom, not just a paycheck.

  4. REAL wise choice! Now hopeful that D Jones follows suit.

  5. I think this is a good decision for Campbell. He has speed and is strong enough to break tackles. If he can become a consistent pass catcher and I think he can, then he will be a great contributor next year. Oh, and his NFL stock will go up.

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