Dean, Ohio State To Part Ways

Incoming defensive back Jamel Dean will leave Ohio State because the school's medical staff will not clear him to play because of a surgically repaired knee, sources indicate to BuckeyeSports.com

Multiple sources indicate Ohio State and true freshman safety Jamel Dean are set to part ways as the OSU medical staff will not clear the 2015 recruit after repeated knee injuries.

The news was first reported by Eleven Warriors.

A three-star prospect from Cocoa, Fla., Dean tore the ACL in his knee as a junior in high school but returned his senior year to earn all-state honors. However, he suffered another knee injury before reporting to Ohio State and missed the Semper Fidelis All-American game because of the injury.

He enrolled at Ohio State in January for classes and has been undergoing rehab at Ohio State during spring practice. Sources indicate OSU offered him a chance to take a medical waiver and continue attending school on scholarship, but Dean does not want to give up on a football career and will attempt to land at another school.

Fellow true freshmen Jashon Cornell, Nick Conner and Grant Schmidt from the 2015 class, which was ranked eighth in the nation by Scout.com are also on campus and working out.


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