Watch list season is now in full swing, and four Ohio State players made the watch lists for major national awards today.
Ohio State wide receivers Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson made the watch list for the Maxwell Award, which honors college football's best player across all positions, while defensive linemen Haskell Garrett and Zach Harrison are on the watch list for the Chuck Bednarik Award, which honors college football's best defensive player.
Wilson and Olave were both first-team All-Big Ten selections last season, while Garrett earned first-team All-America honors from multiple media outlets and Harrison was a second-team All-Big Ten honoree in 2020. Olave and Wilson are expected to be college football's top receiving tandem in 2021, while Harrison and Garrett are expected to be the stars of Ohio State's defensive front.
Ohio State is one of just six schools to have two players on both lists, along with Alabama, Clemson, Indiana, Iowa State and Oklahoma.