On the other hand, if his options were going to be the exact same next year vs. this year (not going to be drafted ever), then might as well go to Europe. He'll make more money than anyone else who plays for OSU next year.
The more likely scenario though is that it's one of the following:
1. Trouble making grades or family has no money so he has to start getting paid asap.
2. Everyone hates playing for this team, like the guys who transferred last year. He already transferred in from VT, so just leave instead of transferring again. He would rather not play at all than play for the team again.
He's 22yrs old and unranked on DX playing for a major program, it'd be hard to convince anyone they are going to get a big payday with that resume.