Earlier: In 2019, Ohio State wide receiver Chris Olave established himself as one of the nation’s premier deep threats. Heading into his third – and possibly final – year with the Buckeyes, Olave is getting ready to make a major change.
At least, that’s what he alluded to on Twitter. On Monday, Olave took to his Twitter account and left a somewhat cryptic message.
He wrote, “I’ll miss you #17… time to move on.” The clear implication is that Olave is getting ready for a jersey number change.
There certainly isn’t any reason to believe that “time to move on” refers to leaving Ohio State. Olave has worn No. 17 each of his first two seasons with the Buckeyes.
I’ll miss you #17.. time to move on 😞 pic.twitter.com/RqTBu6T7mu
— Chris Olave (@chrisolave_) February 17, 2020
Fans on Twitter have commented that Olave wore No. 2 in high school.
As it happens, the No. 2 was recently vacated when running back J.K. Dobbins announced he was heading to the NFL.
— ChrisHanning❗️ (@hanning_c) February 17, 2020
There’s some storied history with the No. 2 for Ohio State Buckeyes, if that’s Olave’s intention. School legends like Cris Carter, Terrelle Pryor, Ryan Shazier and Marshon Lattimore all wore it during their college days.
Olave was one of quarterback Justin Fields’ top targets in 2019. Last year, he led the Buckeyes with 840 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns. His 48 receptions and 17.5 yards per catch were second on the team.
Update: It is official. Olave will be wearing No. 2 next fall.
Wearing #2 next year 🏄🏾♂️
— Chris Olave (@chrisolave_) February 18, 2020
Whatever number is on his back, we expect Olave to put up numbers for the Buckeyes.