Count this one in the win column: Ohio State’s leading tackler, linebacker Tommy Eichenberg, will come back to Columbus for another season.
The news comes amid other Buckeyes announcing their decisions about the NFL draft. OSU has lost three starting offensive linemen to the draft. However, offensive lineman Matthew Jones, running back Miyan Williams and tight end Cade Stover will come back to join Eichenberg for another run at a Big Ten title and potential College Football Playoff berth.
Out of the pipeline Cleveland St. Ignatius, Eichenberg thrived under Jim Knowles’ new defensive system, becoming the leader of the defense that included 112 tackles, 12 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks on the year. His performance earned him semifinal status for the Bednarik, Lott IMPACT Trophy and Butkus Award.
He is a former four-star prospect that has a nose for the ball and should again be one of the key members of the Ohio State team that hopes to improve upon a disappointing finish to the 2023 season.
We’ll continue to share the news when other Ohio State players make announce their decisions over the next few days. Follow along on our NFL declaration tracker.
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