Ohio State hopes to find an answer as soon as possible to outstanding defensive back Chase Young, who is being held out of games while the NCAA is investigating his assumption that he accepted a loan before last season's Rose Bowl, according to CBS Athletic Football insider Dennis Dodd.
Dodd reports that the Buckeyes are expected to submit a written report to the NCAA early this week in hopes of a decision on Young, who returned the money he borrowed from a family friend.
As College GameDay analyst Kirk Herbstreit reported on Saturday, Young could be suspended for up to four games if the amount he receives exceeds $ 800, according to NCAA rules.
Buckeyes coach Ryan Day said after Saturday's game against Maryland that Young is training with the team and will continue to do so.
He takes it day by day and he knows he has the support of his teammates, "Day said." He is going through a tough time. But adversity reveals character. And I can tell you right now that he is a special young man who manages his business properly and we are all proud of him. "
Young's absence at the game while dealing with this situation has not been a distraction, Day said.
" Chase is dealing with a situation we all support him with, and once we have got a clear on what that happens, we will get there. But until then, we focus on the team as best we can. "Good day." And one thing about football that is different from almost any sport, a guy can roll his ankle or injure himself or get a concussion at any time and another guy has to step up.
"It's not like you don't have the mentality for the next guy in football. You do. And so that's what we're going to do. And we support him, and he and we will get through it together and he knows that We have our backs. And that's important. "
Young released a statement about his situation last week.
"Unfortunately, I will not play this week due to a problem with NCAA eligibility," Young wrote. "I made a mistake last year by accepting a loan from a family friend I've known since the summer before my freshman year at OSU. I paid it back in full last summer and I'm working with the university and the NCAA to get back on the field so as soon as possible. I want to thank my family, teammates, coaches and the entire Ohio State community for all the support. God bless and go Bucks! "
Young, a junior, is arguably the best player in college football and has a Heisman Trophy caliber season. The defensive end has recorded 29 total tackles, 1
He is also only 10.5 behind the national season record of a season of 24, held by Terrell Suggs of Arizona State 2002.