The rollout of preseason All-American teams has begun, and Ohio State's most established stars on each side of the ball are among the first to be recognized.
Defensive end Chase Young was named Wednesday as a first-team preseason All-American by Sporting News, while running back J.K. Dobbins earned second-team honors from the publication.
Young, who led Ohio State last season with 15.5 tackles for loss and 10.5 sacks, is projected to be one of the best defensive ends in the nation this year. Dobbins, the first Ohio State player ever to rush for 1,000 yards as both a freshman and a sophomore, has his sights set on his biggest season yet after splitting carries with Mike Weber for the past two years.
Both players are true juniors and entering what could be their final seasons at Ohio State, as both are projected as early-round picks in the 2020 NFL draft.
Sporting News is one of five organizations whose teams make up the consensus All-Americans at the end of the season, along with the Associated Press, American Football Coaches' Association, Football Writers' Association of America and Walter Camp Football Foundation.