Another Ohio State starter is coming back for his senior season.
Cornerback Damon Arnette because the second Buckeye to make such an announcement when he posted it on Instagram on Friday night.
“Playing for The Ohio State University has been truly a blessing and an unforgettable experience,” he wrote. “After speaking with my family and getting valuable insight from Cris Carter, I have decided to return to The Ohio State university to take care of some unfinished business with my brothers.”
The 6-foot, 195-pound Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas product thanked Ohio State coach Urban Meyer, who retired after the Buckeyes beat Washington in the Rose Bowl, and said he looks forward to playing for his replacement, Ryan Day.
“I am ready for the journey and anxious to get back to work as we prepare to win another national championship,” Arnette wrote.
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Arnette had 40 tackles, an interception and six pass breakups last season.
He has started 25 games over the last two years as Ohio State has generally deployed a three-man rotation at cornerback.
He had 44 tackles and two interceptions with eight PBUs in 2017.
Receiver K.J. Hill announced Tuesday he will return while quarterback Dwayne Haskins, center Michael Jordan, running back Mike Weber and defensive linemen Nick Bosa and Dre’Mont Jones have declared they will enter the draft.
Also coming back is Jordan Fuller, a two-year starter at safety who made his announcement last week.
Jeff Hafley has been hired as co-defensive coordinator and secondary coach. He spent the past six seasons in the NFL.