Young update

By | November 9, 2019

OSU DE Young bowl loan could cost four games … Further updating yesterday’s news that Ohio State junior DE Chase Young will not play in today’s game with Maryland while the school investigates a possible NCAA rules violation in 2018, multiple sources around college football are reporting that Ohio State is expecting Young to be suspended for up to four games, but that the school is hopeful that it could be reduced to 2-3 games on appeal. In fact, Ohio State still hasn’t officially reported the violation to the NCAA, but observers still expect things to move quickly next week. Young claims that the investigation stems from a loan from a ‘family friend’ that he says was to help his family travel to the 2018 Rose Bowl and which his family has since repaid. The problem from the NCAA’s perspective is if the family friend is in any way connected with an agent and that we don’t know yet. Young currently leads the country with 13.5 sacks and is projected to be one of the first 2-3 players off the board at the 2020, if not the first pick period. Needless to say it would be a major blow to the unbeaten Buckeyes who are in the thick of the hunt for a CFP playoff spot if Young were in fact to miss four games. That would keep him out of the Buckeyes’ final two games against Penn State and then Michigan. At the same time, though, it is not expected that if Young is suspended or simply decides not to play again this fall it will have any major impact on his final draft positioning. Young has already established himself as one of the best non-QB prospects to come along in a while and the NFL has shown it doesn’t much care about violations of the NCAA’s rather arcane rules for college players. Stay tuned