Ohio State Star Chase Young Says He's Planning to Return to School and Wait on NFL Draft

Chase Young
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Well, this might throw a wrench in the plans for teams with a top pick in the upcoming NFL Draft.

News has broken that the consensus best player in the draft, Chase Young, is actually planning on returning to Ohio State for his senior season versus entering the NFL Draft.

This season, Young has been one of the most dominant edge-rushers in college football history, as he racked up 16.5 sacks while still missing two games due to suspension. He's also in the hunt to win the Heisman Trophy, as he'll be headed to New York as a finalist.

Young's announcement indeed comes as a shock, though, as he's largely expected to go either No. 1 or No. 2 in the April draft.

With Young leading the defense, the Buckeyes are getting ready to take on No. 3 Clemson in the College Football Playoff semifinals. With a win, they'd of course move on to the National Championship Game to take on either LSU or Oklahoma.

For now, Young claims he's going to return to Columbus next season. However, a lot can change in the coming weeks. Whether or not he decides to go back to school will have a major affect on next year's draft. Stay tuned.