With no uncertainty as to when the Big Ten season will be played, Wade has decided to withdraw his remaining year of eligibility and move on to the next level.
Earlier this month, Wade was listed as the No. 7 prospect on ESPN’s Mel Keeper Jr.’s Big Board, a projected starter and a Presence All-American. He was projected as an early-round pick in the 2020 NFL draft, but decided to return to the Buckeyes for another season.
“It has been a very difficult decision to make, but I know this is the right decision for me,” Wade said in a video on Twitter. “… I am forever grateful to Bakke Nation and look forward to the next chapter.”
Bakay for life 🌰 pic.twitter.com/b0iP6Rqo4i
– Sean Wade (@shaunwade24) 14 September 2020
Wade’s father, Randy, has spoken out, including protests at conference headquarters, among a group of parents trying to gain the Big Ten to reverse their decision to postpone the session.
Sean Wade told reporters in early August that he did not regret his decision to return to Ohio State and at the time, he had no idea of being dismissed.
Wade said in August, “I have no other thoughts nor any thoughts to ponder. Really taking it day by day and trying to enjoy what we have right now.” “We’ve just listened to the Big Ten and our coaches and day by day lets see what they’re talking about. We’ve got the best of everything at Ohio State, so we’re taking it seriously. ”
Wade was named a team captain for the upcoming season, whenever it was to be played. He is the second Ohio State player to quit after offensive lineman Wyatt Davis did so three days ago.