Five current Ohio State players and several potential future Buckeyes were among those honored at Saturday night's Touchdown Club of Columbus banquet.
Ohio State running back J.K. Dobbins, wide receiver K.J. Hill, linebacker Malik Harrison and cornerbacks Damon Arnette and Jeffrey Okudah were all on hand for Saturday night's banquet at Express Live in downtown Columbus, where they were recognized by the Touchdown Club of Columbus as "Players to Watch" for the 2019 season.
Former Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins was also the recipient of three awards from the Touchdown Club of Columbus this year – the Chic Harley Award (college football player of the year), Sammy Baugh Award (top college passer) and Kellen Moore Award (top quarterback) – but he was not in attendance for Saturday night's banquet as he trains for the NFL Scouting Combine.
Former Ohio State women's basketball player Katie Smith, who was inducted into both the Basketball Hall of Fame and Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2018, was in attendance for Saturday night's banquet to receive the Touchdown Club of Columbus' Lifetime Achievement Award.
Several incoming Ohio State players and potential future Ohio State players were also recognized on Saturday as members of the Touchdown Club of Columbus' Buckeye Blue Chips squad. All five of Ohio State's 2019 signees from Ohio – offensive lineman Ryan Jacoby, defensive ends Zach Harrison and Noah Potter and linebackers Tommy Eichenberg and Cade Stover – made the squad. Several class of 2020 prospects who are being recruited by the Buckeyes were also recognized, including St. Xavier offensive tackle Paris Johnson Jr., Princeton defensive end Darrion Henry and linebacker Jaheim Thomas and running back Michael Drennen.
Stay tuned with Eleven Warriors for additional coverage from Saturday night's banquet.