Potential first overall pick Chase Young sidelined amid NCAA investigation


By recording four sacks in a 38-7 victory over Wisconsin in the Buckeyes' last game on October 26, Young thrust himself into the national Heisman Trophy conversation.

This year, Ohio State star pass rusher Chase Young may also find himself leaving school early - and it also likely won't have any bearing on his future prospects. According to the report, Ohio State is "optimistic Young will be cleared".

Ohio State says defensive end Chase Young won't play Saturday against Maryland due to possible NCAA violation in 2018.

After playing Maryland at home this week, Ohio State travels to Rutgers before finishing with perhaps the two toughest games on its schedule: home against Penn State - No. 4 in the initial CFP rankings - and at MI.

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Last year, Ohio State star pass rusher Nick Bosa suffered an injury early in the season and chose to walk away from college football right then and there. Ohio State is the top-ranked team in the College Football Playoff's initial rankings and an extended absence would be a major blow for the Buckeyes. "Even if it is just one game", Pollack tweeted.

Young has 29 total tackles and 13.5 sacks this season for Ohio State.

Arguably the best college football player in the country is facing an indefinite suspension.

If the 20-year-old Young decides to forgo his final season of eligibility at Ohio State, he is considered the potential No. 1 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. We will continue to update you as more details are released on Young's suspension.