One of Ohio State's top signees for the class of 2019 was recognized Friday for his excellence both on and off the field.
Garrett Wilson was named Friday as this year's All-American Bowl Man of the Year, an award that recognizes student-athletes who "epitomize a high standard of excellence in community service, education, and athletic distinction."
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A five-star wide receiver from Lake Travis High School in Austin, Texas, Wilson is ranked as the 16th-best overall player and second-best receiver in the recruiting class of 2019, while he is also known for his strong character and maturity off the field.
In total, three of the six finalists for this year's All-American Bowl Man of the Year award were Ohio State signees; Olentangy Orange defensive end Zach Harrison and Buford (Ga.) center Harry Miller, the other two five-star prospects in Ohio State's 2019 class, were also finalists for the award for their performance on the field, off the field and in the classroom.
Saturday's All-American Bowl – which features Wilson, Harrison, Miller and fellow Ohio State signees Steele Chambers and Ronnie Hickman (though Hickman is sidelined by a torn ACL and will not play) – kicks off at 1 p.m. in San Antonio, Texas, and will be televised on NBC.