Ohio State head coach Ryan Day announced Monday that junior wide receiver Garrett Wilson, senior wide receiver Chris Olave, junior offensive tackle Nicholas Petit-Frere and senior defensive tackle Haskell Garrett have opted to sit out of the Rose Bowl against Utah, electing to enter their names into the 2022 NFL Draft.
Of the course of the past day, each of the players opting out have posted messages to Ohio State fans on Twitter, thanking them for the years of support.
Olave finished his Ohio State career with 175 receptions for 2,702 yards and 35 touchdowns. His receptions are good for third-most all-time behind David Boston and K.J. Hill, and his receiving yards place him fifth all-time. Earlier this season, he surpassed Boston’s career receiving touchdowns record, setting the new bar at 35 touchdown receptions.
Garrett had a career year in 2021, collecting 22 tackles, seven for loss, to go along with 5.5 sacks (team high), one pass defended, two fumble recoveries and one fumble recovery touchdown, all career highs for the Virginia native.
He was also named the Polynesian College Football Player of the Year and First-Team All-Big Ten in both the coaches and media poll.
Petit-Frere was named First-Team All-Big Ten by both the coaches and media polls after an impressive 2021 campaign that helped solidify his NFL draft stock. He helped lead Ohio State to one of the top rushing attacks in the nation.