Sep 7, 2019; Columbus, OH, USA;  Ohio State Buckeyes offensive lineman Wyatt Davis (52) against the Cincinnati Bearcats at Ohio Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

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G Davis leaving Ohio State to focus on 2021 draft

All-American guard Wyatt Davis is leaving Ohio State to prepare for the 2021 NFL Draft.

The 6-foot-4, 315-pound junior, a projected first-round pick, announced his decision Friday on social media.

“I should be in the middle of preparing for our game this week. Instead, due to the events of 2020, I spent the last weeks with my family and coaching staff trying to determine my future,” Wyatt posted on Twitter. “On one hand, playing at The Ohio State has been the experience of a lifetime. On the other, my childhood dream is to play in the NFL.

“After much thought and deliberation and given the uncertainty of our times, I have decided to start preparing for the 2021 NFL Draft.”

The Big Ten postponed the fall 2020 football season due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Davis started all 14 games for the Buckeyes as a 2019 sophomore, earning first-team All-American honors from the Associated Press and first-team All-Big Ten accolades from the coaches and media.

He is ranked as the No. 30 draft prospect by ESPN analyst Todd McShay and rated the No. 1 draft-eligible guard by ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr.

A native of Bellflower, Calif., Davis is the grandson of the late Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end Willie Davis of the Green Bay Packers.

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