The third-year sophomore posted on Twitter on Saturday that he will forgo his final two seasons in Columbus.
The next step. pic.twitter.com/RrReDit6PJ
— Darron Lee (@DLeeMG8) January 3, 2016
Lee's announcement came a day after Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa, regarded by many as a potential No. 1 overall pick, confirmed he was draft-bound. Fellow underclassmen Ezekiel Elliott and Cardale Jones have also said they will leave school early.
Lee had 62 tackles this season, including a team-high seven in the Buckeyes' Battlefrog Fiesta Bowl win over Notre Dame on Friday.