The writing has seemingly been on the wall for awhile. From Urban Meyer being non-committal about Nick Bosa’s return following his injury, to Bosa’s parents providing updates on their own versus going through Ohio State, it became increasingly obvious that the incredibly talented defensive end wasn’t going to return to the Buckeyes to finish out his junior season.
On Tuesday, those assumptions were confirmed. Bosa has withdrawn from OSU and will instead focus on rehabbing his injury and training for the NFL Combine and draft process.
This was very much a business decision for the guy who is expected to be one of the first names called in the 2019 NFL Draft, and now, he doesn’t have to worry as much about re-injuring himself heading into the biggest job interview of his life.
On the other hand, it’s incredibly sad as a Buckeye fan to lose what was the last of an incredible family legacy, and a player who we didn’t get to watch quite enough during his time in the scarlet and gray.
So, while we’re over here crying — and also celebrating his OSU career — let’s take a look at how some of his current and former teammates feel about the news:
Love u brotha— Nick Bosa (@nbsmallerbear) October 16, 2018
What!?! You told me you were staying next year https://t.co/gHDYJQbkD5— Dre'Mont Jones (@TheOfficial_80) October 16, 2018
Former teammates and Ohio State players
One of the best teammates and competitors I’ve been around. Know this was a tough decision, but made the right one. Good luck bro @nbsmallerbear https://t.co/GPVcaPGw2Y— Samwise (@Sam_Hubbard_) October 16, 2018
Make that money brother! @nbsmallerbear you already have done a huge amount for Ohio. Love you bro! Get healthy and keep the faith— Tracy Sprinkle (@TSprinkle93) October 16, 2018
It’s crazy to see how many “fans” who used to sing Nick Bosa’s praises are calling him names. As long as he was honest with his team and his coaches, it’s a non issue. He has a lot on the line (potential #1 pick) and gave a lot to OSU Football. I wish you luck @nbsmallerbear!— Joshua E Perry (@RIP_JEP) October 16, 2018
My two sons I love you both https://t.co/kbAKTBXRZH— Jalyn Holmes (@JayHolmes_) October 16, 2018