GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 31: Running back Curtis Samuel #4 of the Ohio State Buckeyes rushes the football against the Clemson Tigers during the Playstation Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium on December 31, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. The Tigers defeated the Buckeyes 31-0. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

OSU’s Samuel working at receiver at Combine

The Ohio State running back is working with the wide receivers this week at the NFL Combine.

“The NFL chose what position they wanted me to play,” Samuel said. “It didn’t really matter to me whether it was running back or receiver. I definitely have to show them that I can run good routes and also catch the ball.”

Despite the designation, Samuel still considers himself part receiver, part running back..

“I can’t say I feel like a full-time receiver still, just because of my running back background,” he said. “I love to run the ball. I love to catch the ball. I say I’m both. I’m still a hybrid.”

There was one other choice he had to make, whether to leave Ohio State a year early, and he said he struggled with it.

“It definitely was a tough decision to come out,” he said. “I talked to my parents every day, plus my coaches and my friends. Just a bunch of people that were a part of the decision. It was pretty hard. It came down to the last day. I had mixed emotions about it all the way through. But I felt it was right for me to come out for the draft.”

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