Johnathan Hankins didn't have much of a decision to make, and he made his NFL plans official on Monday.
The big, mobile defensive tackle is an Ohio State Buckeye no longer. He's headed to the NFL Draft.
The Dearborn, Mich. native had just four sacks over the last two seasons but was a very disruptive force in the trenches. He was a 2012 preseason All-American and a postseason All-Big Ten pick.
Hankins was listed by Ohio State at 6-foot-3, 322 pounds last season. He said before the season that he'd lost around 25 pounds last spring and summer as a result of a better diet and Ohio State's new conditioning program.
"I have decided, with the support of my family, to forego my senior season at Ohio State in order to enter the NFL Draft, Hankins said in a statement released by Ohio State. "I will always be grateful for the family I have gained here at Ohio State.
"I want to thank Coach (Urban) Meyer, Coach (Mike) Vrabel and strength coach (Mick) Marotti for bringing the best out of me as ...