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Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones will not enter the 2015 NFL Draft

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The Ohio State quarterback is staying in college.

Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

It's official: Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Cardale Jones is NOT headed to the NFL yet. The redshirt sophomore announced his return to Ohio State on Thursday.

Jones would have been a fascinating prospect if he declared for the 2015 NFL Draft. He entered the 2014 season as Ohio State's third string quarterback but was forced into action by the end of the season due to injuries suffered by starter Braxton Miller and backup J.T. Barrett. Jones started a total of three games, including a start in Ohio State's win over the Oregon Ducks in the first ever College Football Playoff National Championship game. Though it was a small sample size, Jones looked pretty impressive. He finished the season with 860 yards, seven touchdowns, two interceptions on 60.9% passing. He also ran for 296 yards and one touchdown.

Jones returning to college means there's one less potential quarterback option in this year's draft class. This is potentially bad news for teams, such as the Philadelphia Eagles, that could be interested in taking a signal caller.