“After weeks of struggling with this decision, I have decided to leave Ohio State and explore other options,” Burrow wrote on Twitter. “My teammates and coaches all know the love I feel for them. I will decide where I will play next year in the coming weeks.”
Burrow competed throughout the spring with redshirt freshman Dwayne Haskins and freshman Tate Martell. Urban Meyer did not announce a starter after the spring game in April.
Burrow, an Athens High School graduate, redshirted as a freshman in 2015. He appeared in five games in 2016 and five games in 2017. In those games, he completed 29 of 39 passes for 287 yards with two touchdowns. A hand injury slowed him down early last season, and that was one reason Haskins was the second-string quarterback behind J.T. Barrett.