Which Key Players Are Returning To Ohio State In 2020?

By January 3, 2020 (4:52 pm)Football

With Ohio State’s 2019 season wrapped up, it is time to look ahead to how different the Buckeyes will look in 2020.

Here is a comprised list of every member of Ohio State’s two-deep roster from 2019, and which of those players will be staying, graduating, or heading out early to seek out an NFL career.

To look at the new players coming in for Ohio State in 2020, check out are commits page here

This story will be updated as more players make decisions on staying with the program or leaving early to head to the pro level. The players’ class is listed as it was in 2019.

Staying as a freshman or true sophomore

Quarterback — Justin Fields, So.

Running back — Steele Chambers, Fr. | Marcus Crowley, Fr. | Master Teague, R-Fr.

Wide receiver — Jaelen Gill, R-Fr.| Chris Olave, So. | Garrett Wilson, Fr.

Tight end — Jeremy Ruckert, So.

Offensive line — Matthew Jones, R-Fr. | Harry Miller, Fr. | Nicholas Petit-Frere, R-Fr. | Enokk Vimahi, Fr.

Defensive end — Tyler Friday, So. | Zach Harrison, Fr. | Javontae Jean-Baptiste, R-Fr. | Tyreke Smith, So.

Defensive tackle — Tommy Togiai, So.

Linebacker — Dallas Gant, So. | Teradja Mitchell, So. | K’Vaughan Pope, So.

Cornerback — Sevyn Banks, So. | Cameron Brown, So.

Safety — Marcus Hooker, R-Fr. | Josh Proctor, So.

Leaving as a senior

Quarterback — Chris Chugunov

Wide receiver — K.J. Hill | Austin Mack | Binjimen Victor | C.J. Saunders

Tight end — Rashod Berry

Offensive line — Joshua Alabi | Branden Bowen | Jonah Jackson

Defensive tackle — Jashon Cornell | DaVon Hamilton | Robert Landers

Linebacker — Malik Harrison

Cornerback — Damon Arnette

Safety — Jordan Fuller

Long snapper — Liam McCullough

Decided to return to Ohio State

Offensive line — Wyatt Davis, R-So. | Thayer Munford, Jr. | Josh Myers, R-So.

Defensive end — Jonathon Cooper, Sr. (redshirted in 2019)

Linebacker — Baron Browning, Jr. | Justin Hilliard, R-Sr. (approved for sixth year)

Cornerback — Shaun Wade, R-So.

Punter — Drue Chrisman, Jr.

Decided to leave for NFL

Running back — J.K. Dobbins

Defensive end — Chase Young

Cornerback — Jeff Okudah

Likely returning to Ohio State

Quarterback — Gunnar Hoak

Running back — Demario McCall

Wide receiver — Jaylen Harris

Tight end — Luke Farrell | Jake Hausmann

Defensive tackle — Antwuan Jackson

Linebacker — Tuf Borland | Pete Werner

Cornerback — Amir Riep | Marcus Williamson

Safety/Linebacker — Jahsen Wint

Kicker — Blake Haubeil


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