Parris Campbell wanted one more season in Columbus.
The redshirt junior wide receiver, who was considering entering the 2018 NFL draft, declared his intent to return for his fifth and final year of eligibility at Ohio State with a simple video posted to Twitter:
After a lot of thinking and praying... Buckeye Nation... pic.twitter.com/fKqik8MPOH
— Parris Campbell (@PCampbell21) January 11, 2018
Campbell led the Buckeyes in receiving yards during the 2017 campaign, hauling in 40 passes for 584 yards and three scores, despite missing the better part of three games with head injuries. For his efforts, Campbell was a third-team All-Big Ten selection at receiver by the conference coaches.
A member of the 2014 recruiting class, Campbell redshirted Ohio State's national title winning season before entering the wide receiver rotation early in the 2015 season. He was remembered for the better part of that season for a dropped pass in the season opener against Virginia Tech that likely would have resulted in a touchdown. After battling injuries throughout the 2015 season, he ended the year without a catch, but did make seven tackles on special teams.
In 2016, Campbell caught 13 passes for 121 yards and added 54 yards on the ground, accounting for one lone score. He also handled kickoff return duties for much of his redshirt sophomore season, averaging 27.81 yards per return.
As a redshirt junior, Campbell began the season as Ohio State's kick returner, but suffered head injuries in games against Nebraska and Penn State and was limited to just H-back duties while Mike Weber, who has also hinted at a return for 2018, assumed the return man duties.
Campbell was also one of Ohio State's nine captains for the 2017 season, positioning him to be one of the Buckeyes' top team leaders in 2018.
As it currently stands, Ohio State is set to return all six of its wide receivers who saw regular playing time this past season. Fellow redshirt juniors Terry McLaurin and Johnnie Dixon, however, have not yet stated whether they will stay for their redshirt senior seasons or declare for the NFL draft.