Buckeyes' Bosa to withdraw from school, focus on draft

Ohio State star starts NFL exodus by leaving school

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The defensive end, who has been sidelined since mid-September with a core muscle injury, has chose to not return to the team and has withdrawn from Ohio State so he can focus on being healthy for the 2019 NFL Draft.

The university announced Tuesday that Bosa intends to withdraw from school to focus on rehab and preparation for his professional career.

Ohio State's defensive issues just became more concrete.

Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa has not played since he suffered a groin injury against TCU last month, and he has apparently played his last game with the Buckeyes. Bosa underwent surgery to fix a core muscle around a month ago.

"I was hopeful that Nick would be able to return to play again for us", Head Coach Urban Meyer said in a press release. This decision likely ensures Bosa continues on that type of.

While Bosa reportedly initially wanted to return to Ohio State to finish this season, no one can blame him for shutting things down to protect his future financial interests. He is expected to be a first-round draft pick.

"He is a first-class young man who we have been honored to coach", the statement reads in part.

Nick Bosa's career at Ohio State is over.

The 6-foot-4, 263-pounder, who wore the same No. 97 his brother did for the Buckeyes, played in 30 games, with 29 tackles, 17½ sacks and two fumble recoveries, one of them for a touchdown.

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