Running back Brian Snead, who played in only two games as a Buckeye before being suspended for a “disciplinary issue,” is no longer a part of the Ohio State football program. Ohio State has confirmed to The-Ozone that Snead is no longer on the team.
Snead scored a touchdown in the season opener against Oregon State, and also saw action the following week against Rutgers.
But he did not make a trip to Texas for the neutral-site game against TCU in week three, and never played again.
The exact nature of the “disciplinary issue” was never officially disclosed, and Snead’s status within the program remained vague throughout the season.
During Ryan Day’s December 19 press conference on Early Signing Day, he was asked about Snead.
“I don’t have an update on him right now, and when I do, I’ll let you know,” he said.
Snead finishes his OSU career with 11 carries for 37 yards and one touchdown.
Friday afternoon, Snead tweeted out confirmation that he would transfer.
“I have to part ways with Ohio State University. Therefore, I will be transferring to another post-secondary institution to continue participating in the intercollegiate sport of football,” Snead wrote.
“I appreciate having the opportunity of being at the university and the encouragement provided to me. Respectfully, I would like to express my gratitude to those who supported me during the past season. But it is in my best interest to pursue other options.”
Snead came to Ohio State ranked as the third-best running back in the nation, and the No. 80 player overall in the 2018 class. A native of Seffner, Florida, Snead picked the Buckeyes over offers from schools like Florida, Michigan, and Tennessee.
His departure leaves the Buckeyes with five scholarship running backs. Rising junior J.K. Dobbins, rising sophomore Master Teague, and true freshmen Marcus Crowley and Steele Chambers are the full-time running backs. Redshirt junior H-back Demario McCall could also be featured in the backfield for the Buckeyes.
You can read his full statement below.
— Campaign_B6 (@snead655) January 18, 2019