Kyle Berger's Ohio State football career is over, Urban Meyer announced Wednesday during his National Signing Day presser.
With the influx of 25 signees and the retention of Corey Smith via a sixth year of eligibility, exoduses from already-rostered players were inevitable. Berger is the first shoe to drop.
The former four-star prospect out of Cleveland's St. Ignatius High School came to Ohio State as part of the 2014 recruiting class. He finishes in 2016 with a medical hardship waiver after multiple knee surgeries sidelined him throughout his Buckeye career.
As a medical hardship, Berger will retain his scholarship at Ohio State but won't count against the Buckeyes' roster numbers. Berger says he will use this opportunity to pursue medical school:
Football doesn't last forever, just a bit longer for some than others. Now on to fulfill my dream of medical school #GoBucks— Kyle Berger (@K_Bergs) February 3, 2016
Eleven Warriors will have more on this story (and the scholarship ramifications) as it develops.