D-lineman Wells also departing Ohio State

In announcing wide receiver Duron Carter's departure from the team, Ohio State also said Monday that defensive end Keith Wells will not return.

Wells, a 6-foot-5, 257-pound sophomore from Gainesville, Ga., redshirted last season after seeing limited action as a true freshman in 2009.

No reason was given for either player's departure, though we know that academics forced Carter to enroll at Coffeyville Community College in Kansas.

In other Ohio State news, police in Youngstown, Ohio, found no connection in the shootings of Buckeyes recruit Jamel Turner. Turner was critically injured early Saturday in a shooting that killed his companion, a 17-year-old girl. In April, Turner suffered gunshot wounds to the ankle and hip during a shooting along Interstate 680 in Youngstown.