COLUMBUS – There was a chance for the state of Ohio to celebrate the positive development with Chase Young before the workout.
Then the Buckeyes got back to work because they have not quite left their superstar defensive end behind. However, the looming uncertainty over the status of junior captain was quickly eliminated on Wednesday, allowing the country's second largest team to eliminate a possible distraction, narrow the focus for the trip to Rutgers and prepare for Young's possible.
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"It's always exciting to get one of our brothers back," Tyler Friday said. "You know, we missed him. Now it's time to complete the mission. We have to keep our heads straight.
"He's a warrior, he kept his head high, stayed strong, gave support, and is the leader we ask him to leave the field, it's great to have him with him." [ChaseYoung-OhioState-Buckeyes-OhioState-Football”
The Heisman Trophy candidate has been with the Buckeyes over the last few weeks, and he already practiced before the NCAA announced he would miss another game, with the state of Ohio beating them Appealed for an appeal and attempted to get Young back in time for the matchup against Rutgers, and instead, both parties accepted the punishment for an affair related to a loan that he had taken a friend of his family and who was repaid in the summer. 19659002] The other factor that the state of Ohio originally wanted to know? Did Young really want to fight the case so he could return? And as soon as the Buckeyes received this confirmation of the NFL Draft's potential No. 1 next spring, it went to work to get it back to work as soon as possible.
"He was phenomenal," Smith said. "I asked him, we're really going to fight it, so you really want to come back, you know, do not let us go to war when you check out, he said, I want to come back, I want to play with my teammates." 
"That just gave me just more energy … I think you all know that you will not be captain here because of your talent, you become a captain because of your character Chase is a big part of that. "
Now the Buckeyes know exactly when Chase Young will play a role on the field. The mission will continue for another week.
Ohio State Sports Director Gene Smith and a handful of Buckeyes met with the media on Wednesday evening to preview the Rutgers game explain the process of reinstatement for Chase Young. Video interviews with Tyler Friday, Javontae Jean-Baptiste, Jahsen Wint, Harry Miller and Gavin Cupp are available here and on the YouTube channel Lettermen Row.