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Ohio State wide receiver K.J. Hill will return to Ohio State

The veteran wide receiver has decided that the NFL can wait one more year.

NCAA Football: Michigan at Ohio State Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

Despite the prevailing assumption being that he would head to the NFL, on Tuesday, fourth-year junior wide receiver, K.J. Hill confirmed that he will return to Columbus for a fifth and final season in 2019.

The veteran pass catcher has had a career year becoming one of quarterback Dwayne Haskins’ most consistent receivers, and arguably the most clutch member of Zone 6. This past season, he caught 70 balls for 885 yards and six touchdowns.

His yardage total — second on the team behind only Parris Campbell — was often secured over the middle and in late down situations; and with Campbell off to the NFL, Hill’s return will provide a solid veteran presence in the slot for Justin Fields, Tate Martell, or whomever ends up playing quarterback for the Buckeyes this fall.

Hill will undoubtedly be the leader of an explosive and dangerous wide receiver group that will feature Chris Olave, Garrett Wilson, Austin Mack, Binjimen Victor, and a number of other prospects with loads of potential.

This season is going to be a lot of fun!