Ohio State football: Ricquan Southward leaves team, according to report

Mike Carter-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Freshman wide receiver Ricquan Southward has voluntarily left the Buckeyes football team, according to reports.

Ricquan Southward, a freshman wide receiver from Lakeland, Fla., left the Ohio State Buckeyes football team on his own accord for personal reasons on Friday, according to beat writer Brandon Castel of The Ozone.net.

In a separate tweet, Castel said he was "told he [Southward] was just not happy at Ohio State."

Southward was previously committed to the University of Miami (Fla.) prior to making a campus and facility visit to Columbus last November and changing his mind and commitment, according to a report Castel wrote at the time.

Castel also noted on Twitter that current Buckeyes running backs coach Stan Drayton was involved in Southward's recruiting process, and the two developed a tight-knit relationship during that time.

No. 12 Ohio State (5-0 overall, 1-0 Big Ten) hosts the No. 21 Nebraska Cornhuskers (4-1, 1-0) on Saturday evening. The showdown will be televised on ABC.

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