Chase Young Says 'The Plan' Is to Return To Ohio State for Senior Season

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Despite his dominant 2019 season, Ohio State defensive end Chase Young said he doesn't intend to go to the NFL quite yet.

Young is a potential No. 1 NFL draft pick and a finalist for the Heisman Trophy, which will be handed out Saturday night in New York City. TMZ Sports caught up with Young on Friday where he revealed he doesn't think he's going to enter the draft this year.

When asked if he's returning to Ohio State for his senior season, Young responded, "That's the plan."

After his initial comments, Young said that he was caught off guard by the question and clarified he doesn't necessarily have a "plan" ahead of the draft. "I'm not even really worried anything in the future, I'm just worried about just beating Clemson right now," he said.

Young, a junior, leads the nation in sacks (16.5) and has 44 tackles, 21 for loss and seven forced fumbles this season. Earlier this week, he won the Chuck Bednarik Award given to the nation's top defensive player. He was suspended for two games in November for violating NCAA rules but returned to set a new Ohio State single-season record for sacks against Penn State.

The potential No. 1 pick in this year's draft and his teammate Justin Fields are among the group of Heisman finalists along with LSU quarterback Joe Burrow and Oklahoma QB Jalen Hurts. If Young enters the draft, Burrow could be his greatest threat to being selected No. 1 overall.

Young, a junior, leads the nation in sacks (16.5) and has 44 tackles, 21 for loss and seven forced fumbles this season. Earlier this week, he won the Chuck Bednarik Award given to the nation's top defensive player. He was suspended for two games in November for violating NCAA rules but returned to set a new Ohio State single-season record for sacks against Penn State.

Young and his teammate Justin Fields are among the group of Heisman finalists along with LSU quarterback Joe Burrow and Oklahoma QB Jalen Hurts. If Young enters the draft, Burrow could be his greatest threat to being selected No. 1 overall.