In the past few weeks, the Ohio State Buckeyes learned that Denzel Ward, Sam Hubbard and Jerome Baker were leaving the program for the NFL Draft.
Today, another announcement was made. However, the announcement wasn’t about entering the NFL Draft. It was about coming back to OSU for one more season. Parris Campbell, who racked up 584 yards and three touchdowns on the receiving end this season, made the decision to come back for another year in Columbus.
The Akron, Ohio and St. Vincent-St. Mary’s product posted a short video, indicating that he was coming back.
After a lot of thinking and praying... Buckeye Nation... pic.twitter.com/fKqik8MPOH— Parris Campbell (@PCampbell21) January 11, 2018
Throughout his time in Columbus, Campbell has shown that he can take off—and outpace the defense. This season, he had an 82-yard kick return against UNLV; a 74-yard reception against Indiana, which went for a TD; and entered the postseason as the Big Ten leader in kick return average (36.6).
Accolades have also come Campbell’s way. He was a selected as third-team all-Big Ten selection, and started the season by being named as a captain.
With his return, he will be one of more experienced members in the receiving corps. Campbell had junior eligibility this season, while being listed as a senior in class standing.