Samuel headed for NFL

Published 4:23 am Tuesday, January 10, 2017

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio State All-American Curtis Samuel is giving up his final year of eligibility to enter the NFL draft.
Samuel posted a goodbye message on Twitter on Monday.
Samuel’s high school coach, Danny Landberg of Erasmus Hall in Brooklyn, New York, told The Associated Press that Samuel was going back and forth on whether to return for his senior season, but decided this weekend to leave. Landberg said Samuel received a second-round grade from the NFL’s college advisory committee.
Samuel was the Buckeyes’ best offensive player in 2016. Playing a hybrid receiver-running back position, the junior had 1,636 yards from scrimmage and 15 touchdowns. He was the only player in the country to have at least 700 yards rushing (771) and 800 receiving (865). He was a first-team All-America all-purpose player.
Also, Ohio State wide receiver Noah Brown says he will skip his final two years of eligibility to enter the NFL draft.
A starter last season for the first time, Brown was second on the team to Curtis Samuel in receiving, catching 30 passes for 385 yards. He tied for the team lead with seven touchdown catches, including tying a school record with four TDs against Oklahoma.
Brown announced his decision via Twitter on Saturday, saying “I have decided it is time for me to move on to the next level and chase my dreams.”
He missed the entire 2015 season after suffering a leg injury in training camp.
Brown joins Buckeyes teammates linebacker Raekwon McMillan, cornerback Gareon Conley and safety Malik Hooker in departing early for the NFL.

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