After the Cotton Bowl loss, Rogers initially entered the transfer portal, but a change of heart ensued when several teammates opted to return for the 2024 season. Buckeyes freshman receiver Bryson Rogers, having withdrawn his name from the portal, declared his decision to continue playing for Ohio State. Expressing gratitude to the coaches who provided him with the opportunity, Rogers acknowledged the challenging decision and, after deep consideration, announced his return to The Ohio State University.

Rogers joins a trio of freshman receivers, including the seasoned Emeka Egbuka, for the upcoming season. The return of Brandon Inniss and Carnell Tate, who gained experience in the previous season, along with the addition of highly-touted freshman Jeremiah Smith, further strengthens the Buckeyes’ receiving corps.

While the Buckeyes received positive news with Rogers’ decision, they faced a setback as Marvin Harrison Jr., the main receiver and Heisman Trophy finalist, declared his intention to enter the 2024 NFL Draft instead of returning for his senior season.

Rogers’ return is a pleasant and somewhat unexpected development for the Buckeyes, given the rarity of players reversing their decision once they enter the transfer portal. Looking ahead to the 2024 season, Ohio State transfer quarterback Will Howard will have a wealth of quality options to target in the passing game.

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