Gareon Conley, a junior cornerback at Ohio State, has opted to enter the NFL draft, according to a note posted on his Instagram account.
Conley, who is in his fourth year with the Buckeyes after redshirting as a true freshman, has been a starter each of the past two seasons. He made one start in 2014 as a redshirt freshman as well.
The full note can be seen below:
"Man it's been a wonderful journey from recruiting to playing in the shoe. I feel like the past four years have really expanded and opened my mind and made me grow as a student an athlete and a man! It's been an honor to play as a buckeye and a silver bullet and also to be apart of the great secondary this past year! I wanna thank everyone from family to friends to buckeye nation for all the love and support it's a tremendous blessing to have played for yall. Most importantly I wanna thanks all my team mates who I was in the trenches with and through thick and thin I love y'all boys and y'all my brothas for life once a buckeye always a buckeye! I have decided to declare for the 2017 NFL draft. I wanna thank God cause I didn't earn any of this he blessed me and I took advantage of the blessings and I'm just glorifying him. Thanks again buckeye nation."
Conley finished the 2016 season with 26 total tackles and four interceptions, including one in the Fiesta Bowl against Clemson, to go with eight pass breakups and 12 passes defensed.