Ohio State wide receiver Ricquan Southward has left the football program voluntarily for personal reasons. Ohio State sports information director Jerry Emig has confirmed the report.
Southward, Ohio State’s lone Florida recruit in 2012, did not appear in a game this season. He originally committed to the University of Miami but switched to Ohio State the day before Urban Meyer was officially hired as head coach.
He was a top-100 recruit in Florida after a senior season that saw him catch 54 passes for 994 yards and nine touchdowns. Southward was a first-team all-state selection and rated the No. 36 receiver in the country by ESPNU for the class of 2012.
Southward is the second receiver to leave the program this week, joining Tyrone Williams, who was dismissed on Monday for a violation of team rules. Reports have also indicated junior safety Jamie Wood has left the program due to chronic shoulder injuries.
Southward will have four years of eligibility remaining.