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The Football Fever: Joe Burrow to leave Ohio State to explore other options

(Courtesy: Jimmy Burrow/Twitter)

The question of who will start at quarterback at Ohio State this fall became clearer for coach Urban Meyer Tuesday.

The battle for the top spot has been seen as sophomore Dwayne Haskins competing with junior Joe Burrow during the spring. Head Coach Urban Meyer has always included highly-touted freshman Tate Martell in the fight as well.

Burrow announced Tuesday morning that he is leaving Ohio State to pursue other options, leaving the competition down to Haskins and Martell.

"After weeks of struggling with this decision, I have decided to leave Ohio State and explore other options," said Burrow on Twitter. "My teammates and coaches all know the love I feel for them. I will decide where I will play next year in the coming weeks."

Joe Burrow's father, Joe, an assistant football coach at Ohio University, told ABC 6/FOX 28 that his son was "getting close" to a decision about his future Monday.

In regards to the QB race before Burrow decided to leave, Meyer said, "Oh I don't want to speak. Ryan (Day, OSU QB Coach) is very active, I'm involved too but not to that degree. I'm not going to micromanage the situation but we are there...there's three quarterbacks and all have a stake in this thing."

The Buckeyes open the 2018 season Sept 1st against Oregon State.

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