All-Big Ten cornerback Bradley Roby will join Ohio State’s seniors in playing their final home game on Saturday against Indiana.
Coach Urban Meyer said Wednesday night that the fourth-year junior has decided to make himself available for the NFL draft next spring.
Roby, a 5-foot-11, 192-pounder from Suwanee, Ga., has 155 tackles in 33 games for the Buckeyes, with seven tackles for a loss, eight interceptions, one blocked kick, a fumble recovery and a fumble caused.
In confirming Roby would give up his final year of eligibility, Meyer said it was too much to ask players these days to give five years to their college career.
Ohio State (10-0, 6-0 Big Ten), No. 3 in the BCS rankings, is seeking a school-record 23rd consecutive win against the Hoosiers (4-6, 2-4).