Four-star offensive guard Doug Nester planned to enroll early at Ohio State.
But after Wednesday's announcement that Urban Meyer will retire after the Rose Bowl and Ryan Day will be the next head coach, Nester decided he would not enroll in January, he told the Herald-Dispatch on Wednesday.
Nester said he is "committed right now," but needed to take a step back from the process and reevaluate his options.
"I just feel like with all this happening, I really have to go back and check all the boxes off," Nester told the Herald-Dispatch. "I'm going to take my officials to different places and see what's out there."
No one in Ohio State's 2019 class has decommitted since the news of Meyer stepping down and Day earning the promotion to head coach. However, a pair of 2020 prospects – four-star defensive back Lejond Cavazos and four-star offensive tackle Jake Wray – have decommitted in the past two days.
Nester, a native of Huntington, West Virginia, committed to Ohio State on Aug. 5, 2017. He is the No. 90 overall prospect in the country and the fifth-ranked guard.
Ohio State has three offensive linemen committed in its 2019 class: five-star center Harry Miller, four-star tackle Ryan Jacoby and Nester.