Ohio State Football Spring Game: DE Zach Harrison speaks for the Defense; Buckeye 27 Brutus 14

Zach Harrison
Zach Harrison OSU DE 2021 Spring Football game Buckeye 27 Brutus 14 4 18 21.mp3

Zach Harrison is another local football player who always wanted to play for the Buckeyes.

He has learned from some of the best on the defensive line from years past in Chase Young, Jonathon Cooper, Devon Hamilton and Tommy Togiai.

2021, will be his time to shine on coach Larry Johnson’s unit along with Tyler Friday, Haskell Garrett, Tyreke Smith, Antwon Jackson and Javontae Jean-Baptiste.

Plus, add in the new freshman recruits which includes Pickerington native Jack Sawyer, who did not play high school football last year as a senior due to an injury. But you couldn’t tell that during spring practices as his temmates and coaches have stated that he is coming along fine and giving the offensive line fits in practice.

HEIGHT 6-6 WEIGHT 268 HOMETOWN LEWIS CENTER, OHIO LAST SCHOOL OLENTANGY ORANGE YEAR JUNIOR

Ohio State Overview
• Appeared in all 14 games and started vs. Maryland and Clemson in the College Football Playoff Semifinal
• Played the second most snaps amongst all defensive ends on the roster
• Totaled 24 tackles, five tackles-for-loss for minus 20 yards and 3.5 quarterback sacks for minus 18 yards
• In the Big Ten Championship Game, Harrison had a career-high four tackles and a sack
• Over the final five games of the season, Harrison registered 13 tackles, one tackle for loss and one sack
• Was a “champion” five times as a true freshman: vs. Michigan State, Maryland, Rutgers, Penn State and Michigan
• Enrolled in winter 2019 semester classes at Ohio State and went through spring drills with the Buckeyes
• Is majoring in psychology

Big Ten Anti-Hate and Anti-Racism Coalition 
• In June, Harrison was selected to be one of eight Ohio State representatives on the Big Ten’s Anti-Hate and Anti-Racism Coalition
• Harrison is one of 11 football players on the council, with represents student-athletes, coaches and administrators from all 14 league schools

More on Zach
• Was the consensus top-ranked player in the state of Ohio in 2018 and a top-five prospect nationally
• The nation’s No. 1 defensive end by all the major scouting services
• Earned a five-star designation by 247Sports.com, Scout.com and Rivals
• A superb athlete who has been clocked at 4.47 in the 40-yard dash and he’s also run a 10.7 100 meters and a 21.5 200 meters
• First team all-Ohio by the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association and the Delaware County defensive player of the year
• Had 14 tackles-for-loss and seven sacks in just seven games as a senior
• Played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl
• Invited to The Opening in 2017 and 2018
• Named a finalist for the All-American Bowl Man of the Year
• Parents are Tracey and Jimmie Harrison

Zach Harrison on field OSU DE (courtesy 247 Sports)

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