Wyatt Davis declares for the NFL draft

Wyatt Davis Fiesta Bowl

Star offensive lineman Wyatt Davis became the first Buckeye to declare for the NFL draft in the wake of the Big Ten decision to delay conference football play. Davis, who could have declared last year, returned to Ohio State for the chance to compete for a national championship, but with a lack of indication that the season will be played early enough for the Buckeyes to compete for the title, Davis has decided to move on.

“My family and I were waiting to hear any good news that there would be a possibility to play in the fall,” Davis told Yahoo Sports. “As the weeks went on, after the initial cancellation, the news didn’t seem in favor that we would have an opportunity to play for a national championship if there was a season. At this point, my family and I made the decision that it would be my best decision to take the next step.”

Davis’ decision casts further doubt on the notion that a revote by the Big Ten presidents will lead to football resuming in October.  Other high-profile Buckeye may face similar decisions soon, including corner back Shaun Wade and quarterback Justin Fields.

2 Responses

  1. Does this mean that if the committee votes to resume B1G football within the next 4 weeks that Davis will be ineligible? Seems that just declaring available for the draft should not prohibit a college player from playing their final season.

    1. I believe he might be able to return if he doesn’t hire an agent or accept money… This is kind of an unprecedented situation going on right now. I don’t know if you can undeclare for the draft.

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