Shawn Word Football will not play for Ohio State in 2020. Bucky Cornerback was selected to skip the season and announce for the 2021 NFL Draft. The Bucknuts learned that Ward had told his Scarlett and Gray teammates his decision Monday morning.
The decision comes after Big Ten chose to cancel sports seasons, including football, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite constant fighting from parents, coaches, players and fans, a month after the decision, no announcement has yet been made from the conference on whether the Big Ten teams will play football this fall or whether players like Wade will have to run a business. Decision.
Wade arrived in Ohio State as a five-star prospect Jacksonville, Florida And the second best corner in the country in 2017, leaving only the future second team Jeff Okuda. As a true newcomer, Wade suffered an injury that forced him to miss the season and the red shirt.
In 2018, Bucky fans were finally able to see what Wade could do on the field. Healthy again, the defensive back played multiple positions in the secondary, sometimes safely and acting as a nickel back in the corner. Wade, who played in 14 games for the Big Ten champions, recorded a total of 31 tackles, seven pass breaks, a forced fumble and a blocked ball with three high obstacles.
Wade became a full-time starter at the Co-Defensive Coordinator last season Greg Mattison And Jeff HoffleyDefense. Ward, lined up in the slot position of Scarlett and Gray’s three-corner system, landed on the field in almost every defensive snap of the Ohio State. He recorded a total of 26 tackles from 13 games, four tackles per defeat, two sacks, two forced fumbles and an interception.
Although Wade did not play in the regular season final against Michigan due to injury, it helped the Buckies to win the Big Ten Championship against Wisconsin. Corner knocked out of the semifinals of the College Football Playoffs against Clemson after a goalless penalty. Following the season, the coach and the media selected Wade as the third-team All-Big Ten Honorary.
Wade announced in January that he would return to Ohio State for his red shirt junior season, which was a huge boost for the Buckeys on defense at the time. With Okuda Damon Arnett Wade’s plan was to move from the slot to the outer corner of the NFL this fall and become the leader of Scarlett and Gray Secondary. He was selected as one of the Ohio State captains last month.
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Like a team member Wyatt Davis, Who announced last weekend He, too, will be out of action this season, with Wade now focusing on preparing for the 2021 NFL Draft, where he hopes to be selected in the first round.