While the No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes are in the midst of preparations for the Fiesta Bowl against the No. 3 Clemson Tigers, two OSU offensive lineman did reveal that they have been thinking about what comes after the season.
At the bowl game media day on Thursday, redshirt sophomores Wyatt Davis and Josh Myers revealed that they currently plan to return to Columbus for their fourth seasons with the program. According to Lettermen Row, Davis, an All-Big Ten first-team guard said that while he did submit paperwork tot he NFL for draft evaluation, “I want to put out there that I’m returning next year.”
Myers, who was a second-team all-conference center also confirmed to the site that he would be returning for another season. Now, all prospects have until Jan. 20, 2020 to make a final decision, but at least for now, it appears that two of the Buckeyes’ five starters will be returning.
OSU already knows that Branden Bowen and Jonah Jackson will be departing, as their eligibility runs out at the end of the season, so that just leaves left tackle Thayer Munford. At the media availability on Thursday, offensive line coach Greg Studrawa revealed that Munford had been playing with back problems throughout the season, which has hampered his ability to move in pass protection this year.
However, despite being a second-team All-B1G player, sources tell Lettermen Row that Munford did not submit NFL Draft paperwork, likely indicating his plans to return, and hopefully play a final, fully-healthy season with the Buckeyes.