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OSU's Parris Campbell, Dre'Mont Jones to return for senior seasons

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    Ohio State's Parris Campbell announced he would return Thursday, giving the Buckeyes another returning starter on offense.


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    Ohio State DT Dre'Mont Jones (86) and Jashon Cornell (9) sack Penn State QB Trace McSorley during a game in October. Jones is returning to Ohio State for his senior season.


COLUMBUS — Ohio State wide receiver Parris Campbell and defensive tackle Dre’Mont Jones are coming back for their senior seasons, the two announced Thursday.

Campbell, who was second on the team with 40 catches in 2017, announced in a Twitter video that he would return to Ohio State in 2018. The redshirt junior from Akron also is a standout kick returner.

With Campbell’s announcement, Ohio State will have eight of 11 starters returning on offense next season.

Later Thursday, Jones announced his plans to return, also doing so on Twitter.

Jones played in 12 games in 2017, making 20 tackles, five for loss, with a sack. The Cleveland native has made 23 career starts.

So far, three Ohio State players have departed early for the NFL draft, but all on defense. Cornerback Denzel Ward, defensive end Sam Hubbard, and linebacker Jerome Baker all have indicated that they will enter the draft.

Players who have been out of high school for three seasons have until Jan. 15 to file paperwork for the NFL draft.

Also Thursday, reserve offensive tackle Kevin Feder announced his intention to transfer out of the OSU program after graduating this spring. The 6-foot-9 redshirt sophomore from Ramsey, N.J., battled injuries and was not on the depth chart for the Cotton Bowl. 

Contact Nicholas Piotrowicz at npiotrowicz@theblade.com, 419-724-6110 or on Twitter @NickPiotrowicz

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