Monday January 4th, 2016

Ohio State wide receiver Jalin Marshall will forgo the remaining two years of his NCAA eligibility in order to declare for the 2016 NFL draft, he announced on Monday.

“After much thought, prayer and discussion with my family and coaches, I officially announce that I have decided to forgo my last two years of eligibility to enter the NFL Draft,” Marshall tweeted Monday. “I want to thank Coach Meyer, Coach Smith and the entire football staff for fully supporting me during my time here. I will forever be grateful to my teammates and buckeye nation for making my time as a buckeye so memorable.”

The redshirt sophomore finishes his collegiate career with 36 receptions for 477 yards and five touchdowns.

Marshall now joins teammates Eli Apple, Darron Lee, Joey Bosa, Tyvis Powell, Cardale Jones and Ezekiel Elliott as Buckeyes who have declared for the NFL draft. Ohio State safety Von Bell is also expected to enter the draft.

The Buckeyes finished the season with a 12–1 record after defeating Notre Dame 44–28 in the Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 1.

- Xandria James

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