Nick Bosa's Ohio State career is over as the All-American will withdraw from Ohio State to focus on his rehabilitation and train for the upcoming NFL Draft.
Bosa's decision leaves the Buckeyes without arguably the top player in the nation for the remainder of the season as they try to make a playoff run, but nobody on the team was faulting him.
A few Buckeyes – current and past – took to Twitter to wish Bosa well after his decision, and his former pass-rushing partner Chase Young was among the first.
Love u brotha— Nick Bosa (@nbsmallerbear) October 16, 2018
Former Buckeye defense end Jalyn Holmes chimed in to show love to both of his younger former teammates.
My two sons I love you both https://t.co/kbAKTBXRZH— Jalyn Holmes (@JayHolmes_) October 16, 2018
Heisman hopeful Dwayne Haskins promised to keep the ship sailing in Bosa's absence.
And then there was Dre'Mont Jones, who threw a little humor into the mix.
What!?! You told me you were staying next year https://t.co/gHDYJQbkD5— Dre'Mont Jones (@TheOfficial_80) October 16, 2018
Bosa received an outpouring of support from quite a few current Buckeyes who played alongside him this season.
Nothin but respect for my guy go secure the bag big bro! https://t.co/VUv8udcXZR— Tommy Togiai (@Big_Tom72) October 16, 2018
He also received support from some of his former teammates who've since graduated or moved on to the NFL.
Make that money brother! @nbsmallerbear you already have done a huge amount for Ohio. Love you bro! Get healthy and keep the faith— Tracy Sprinkle (@TSprinkle93) October 16, 2018
Even former Buckeyes Bosa never played with, some long-time alums, took to social media to show their support for Bosa's decision.
I am super disappointed selfishly but I think this is 100% the right thing for @nbsmallerbear to do. You have to protect your future. Just wish we could of seen both Bosas together! https://t.co/q3NlAEyqys— Jake ballard (@TheJakeBallard) October 16, 2018
Its crazy to see how many fans who used to sing Nick Bosas praises are calling him names. As long as he was honest with his team and his coaches, its a non issue. He has a lot on the line (potential #1 pick) and gave a lot to OSU Football. I wish you luck @nbsmallerbear!— Joshua E Perry (@RIP_JEP) October 16, 2018
Smart move by @nbsmallerbear Wasnt going to be able to come back with that injury & now removes distraction and ?s. Can focus on being the #1 pick he should be. Congrats on a short but great #Buckeye career. #DLineBrotherhood— Matt Finkes (@MattFinkes) October 16, 2018
Ohio State will now need players to step up more permanently for the remainder of the season, especially with the team's ongoing defensive struggles.