On March 19, 2008, Terrelle Pryor—the No. 1 ranked high school quarterback in the class of 2008, according to the ESPNU 150—announced his decision to attend Ohio State.
Not only did Pryor's decision to attend Ohio State improve the Buckeyes' already strong recruiting class, but also it placed Ohio State right back in the discussion of the top college football teams heading into the 2008-09 season.
Needless to say, expectations were high in Columbus.
Fast-forward to June 7, 2011.
Thus far, in his three-year career at Ohio State, Pryor has shown glimpses of why he was so coveted coming out of high school, and has led the Buckeyes to back-to-back BCS Bowl wins. Although he still hasn't developed into a consistent pocket passer, Pryor has dramatically improved his accuracy—boosting his completion percentage from 56.6% in 2009 to 65% in 2010—and his decision making.
At least, his on the field decision-making.
On December 23, 2010, Pryor was suspended by the NCAA for the first five games of the 2011-12 season for selling Ohio State memorabilia in exchange for improper benefits. The suspension resulted in an investigation by the NCAA, and set off a domino effect that ultimately resulted in the resignation of Ohio State's head coach, Jim Tressel.
But back to June 7, 2011.
With all of that in mind, Pryor released a statement through his attorney, Larry James, saying that he won't return for his senior season at Ohio State and that he "desires" to enter the NFL's supplemental draft.
Good Luck, Terrelle...