With three words on Twitter, Mike Weber indicated that he will return to Ohio State for the 2018 season.

“One more year,” the running back wrote Saturday night on Twitter.

Weber said he was torn after Ohio State’s Cotton Bowl victory over Southern California whether to come back to school or enter the NFL draft as a third-year sophomore.

“I’ll get back home and be with my family and just think about it,” Weber said in the postgame locker room. “It’s a really tough decision.”

One more year.

— Mike Weber (@mikeweberjr) January 7, 2018

Weber was the Big Ten freshman of the year in 2016 when he ran for 1,187 yards (5.8 per carry) and nine touchdowns. He looked poised for an even better sophomore year as coaches and players raved about his offseason progress. But Weber then hurt his hamstring shortly before training camp, an injury that almost required surgery.

While Weber slowly healed, freshman J.K. Dobbins took over as a starter. The pair shared time, though Dobbins got almost twice as many carries (194) as Weber (101). Weber finished the season with 720 yards and 10 touchdowns. He averaged 6.5 per carry in 2017.

Cornerback Denzel Ward and defensive end Sam Hubbard, both juniors, have already announced that they will enter the NFL draft.

Several other Buckeyes, including linebacker Jerome Baker and defensive lineman Dre’Mont Jones, are considering whether to forgo their remaining eligibility.

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