Since the Rose Bowl ended, things have almost universally broken the Buckeyes’ way with new OSU head coach Ryan Day landing the highly coveted Mike Yurcich as his new passing game coordinator, Malik Harrison and Jordan Fuller announcing their intentions to return to Columbus, and the reports that Justin Fields is finalizing his transfer from Georgia to Ohio State.
However, on Friday, the first shoe dropped on the other side of the equation as All-American center Michael Jordan announced that he would be forgoing his senior season as a Buckeye to enter the NFL Draft.
At Rose Bowl practices, Jordan indicated that whether it was as a Buckeye or in the NFL, he planned to move back to his natural position of guard in 2019, and Day seemed amenable to that as well, but apparently that wasn’t enough to keep the Canton, Mich. native in Columbus.
It was not an easy decision, but the right one for sure. Thank you everyone for your support! pic.twitter.com/0qmB7q1iuw— Michael Jordan (@BigMikeJ73) January 4, 2019
We wish Michael the best at the next level, and are looking forward to seeing him continue the Buckeye tradition of dominating on the offensive line in the pros!