Marvin Harrison Jr. is “officially” a Buckeye.
Harrison Jr. became one of the first two members of Ohio State's freshman class of 2021, along with defensive end Jack Sawyer, to have his black stripe removed following the Buckeyes' ninth practice of the spring on Tuesday.
A four-star recruit from St. Joseph's Prep High School in Pennsylvania, Harrison – the son of Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receiver Marvin Harrison – has clearly made a quick impression in his first spring as a Buckeye. During the portion of Monday's practice that was open to the media, Harrison showed his playmaking ability by catching a touchdown pass from C.J. Stroud.
Got to watch some more Ohio State football practice today. Here's C.J. Stroud throwing a touchdown pass to Marvin Harrison Jr.: pic.twitter.com/sszOPUNKEx— Dan Hope (@Dan_Hope) April 5, 2021
Harrison, along with fellow midyear enrollee wide receivers Emeka Egbuka and Jayden Ballard, is trying to work his way into a loaded receiver rotation that returns Chris Olave, Garrett Wilson, Jameson Williams, Jaxon Smith-Njigba and Julian Fleming from last season.
That won't be an easy task, but the fact that Harrison has already shed his black stripe is an indication that he's making a case for himself.
“One of the first freshmen I've seen to come catch passes before a 6 a.m. winter workout,” Ohio State assistant strength and conditioning coach Chris Fenelon said when removing Harrison's black stripe. “The future's very bright for this guy. That's why he's getting his black stripe off.”
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