After serving as Michael Brewster‘s backup the latter part of last season, it was thought that Brian Bobek would replace the center after he left for the NFL.
The post-spring depth chart, however, told a different story that has ultimately ended in a mutual parting of ways.
Following up on quite a bit of speculation regarding Bobek’s status, an Ohio State official confirmed to Tim May of the Columbus Dispatch that the offensive lineman has left the football program. No specific reason for the decision was given for the departure, although the fact that Bobek was not listed on the most recent two-deep depth chart is a rather significant clue.
The early word is that the Illinois native is considering a visit to West Virginia as part of the next chapter in his collegiate playing career.
Bobek was a four-star member of the Buckeyes’ 2011 recruiting class, and rated by Rivals.com as the No. 3 center in the country. He played in six games last season as a true freshman and ended the season as the top backup to Brewster.
However, this spring under the new coaching staff, he had fallen behind Corey Linsley and Jacoby Boren.