Ohio State Cornerback Damon Arnette Returning For Senior Season

By January 11, 2019 (4:20 pm)Football, Tim Moody
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Amid a big shakeup on the defensive staff, the Ohio State back seven got a boost Friday afternoon.

Cornerback Damon Arnette, who will be a fifth-year senior in 2019, announced via Instagram that he will return to Columbus for his final season. He’ll be playing for two new secondary coaches – co-defensive coordinator/DBs coach Jeff Hafley and special teams coordinator/assistant secondary coach Matt Barnes.

“I would like to thank Coach (Urban) Meyer for the opportunity to be a Buckeye and I would also like to thank Buckeye Nation for all the support that was given to me and my teammates over the last 4 years,” Arnette wrote in a post on Instagram. “Playing for The Ohio State University has been truly a blessing and an unforgettable experience.

“After speaking with my family and getting valuable inside from (former Buckeye wide receiver) Cris Carter I have decided to return to The Ohio State University to take care of some unfinished business with my brothers.”

Arnette first arrived at Ohio State as a three-star cornerback out of Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas in the 2015 class. He redshirted his first year as a Buckeye before playing a limited role in 2016, recording 21 tackles and an interception. He took over as a starter in 2017, tallying 44 stops and two picks before adding 40 tackles and one interception this year.

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  • […] Arnette announced his return to Columbus last Friday as he holds off the NFL for one more year, meaning Sheffield’s apparent departure wraps the anticipated decisions by draft-eligible players on OSU’s roster ahead of its 2019 season. Ohio State saw junior defensive tackle Dre’Mont Jones, junior running back Mike Weber, sophomore quarterback Dwayne Haskins and Jordan declare while junior linebacker Malik Harrison, junior safety Jordan Fuller, junior H-back K.J. Hill and Arnette decided to come back. […]

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