The Buckeyes could be without Chase Young for up to four games, according to a new report.
On Friday, news broke that the star Buckeyes defensive lineman had been ruled ineligible by the NCAA for Saturday's game vs. Maryland, stemming from a loan he received prior to last season. ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit reported on Saturday that Young could be away from the Buckeyes for up to four games, but an appeal could knock it down.
Again from @CollegeGameDay this am Chase Young suspended 4 games based on the AMOUNT that was provided. It is slotted to 4 games. $ was paid back.
OSU will gather intel/appeal and expect to hear back from NCAA next week. My guess 2 games after appeal.
— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) November 9, 2019
Young, widely considered a top NFL-draft prospect, accepted an improper loan from a family friend, which was used to fly his girlfriend out to the Buckeyes' 2019 Rose Bowl Game vs. Washington. The money which was used had been paid back, according to Young.
Ohio State's next four opponents are all Big Ten rivals: Maryland, Rutgers, No. 5 Penn State and No. 14 Michigan.