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Ohio State 4-Star WR Reportedly Leaving Program

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MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JANUARY 03: A cheerleader runs onto the field with an Ohio State Buckeyes flag prior to the Discover Orange Bowl against the Clemson Tigers at Sun Life Stadium on January 3, 2014 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

One of Ohio State's top wide receivers from the Class of 2018 appears to be on his way out of Columbus. Four-star wideout L'Christian "Blue" Smith could be saying goodbye to the Buckeyes after only one year with the program.

According to 247Sports, Smith has already left the Ohio State football program to "pursue other opportunities." Per the report, he remains enrolled at Ohio State University but is slated to leave at the end of April.

Smith did not appear for the Buckeyes in the 2018 season. Though it's unknown at this time what his exact reasons for leaving are.

Coming out of high school in 2018, Smith was the No. 126 prospect in the country, the No. 5 athlete in the country, and the No. 4 prospect from the state of Ohio, per 247Sports.

While Smith's impending departure will likely deprive new quarterback Justin Fields of a talented target, the team got more than enough talent from the Class of 2019 to make due.

Five-star wide receiver Garrett Wilson and two other four-star athletes are slated to join Ryan Day's roster in 2019.

Hopefully Smith finds a program that suits him a little better, but the Buckeyes might not feel as much of a loss from a production standpoint.