Ohio State football: Jordan Fuller announces NFL decision

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Ohio State safety Jordan Fuller on adjusting to a new fellow starter at safety, getting acclimated to OSU and running out of the tunnel at Ohio Stadium.

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Ohio State football fans got some good news Thursday from Jordan Fuller.

The Academic All-American and 2018 team captan announced he plans to return for his senior season rather than enter the NFL draft.

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“The special privilege of wearing the scarlet and gray is something I’m not ready to give up yet,” Fuller wrote on Twitter. “We have work to do. We have missions to finish. We have a strong brotherhood that’s stronger than ever.

“We are coming for everything they said we couldn’t have. Go Bucks.”

Defensive linemen Dre’Mont Jones and Nick Bosa have already announced they will enter the draft, as has running back Mike Weber, while linebacker Malik Harrison told reporters in the locker room after the Rose Bowl he will return.

Among the group of players still considering his options are star quarterback Dwayne Haskins and All-American center Michael Jordan.

Fuller and Harrison shared the team lead with 81 tackles in 2018.

Fuller had an interception, broke up four passes and recovered two fumbles.

Fuller’s announcement came the same day fellow Big Ten East division contender Penn State has lost its fifth player to early entry in the 2019 draft.

Nittany Lions running back Miles Sanders joins offensive linemen Ryan Bates and Connor McGovern and defensive linemen Kevin Givens and Shareef Miller.

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