The 2023 Heisman Trophy finalist hinted as a lot when speaking to local media Thursday, saying he has not but made up his thoughts about entering the 2024 NFL Draft. He cited failing to beat Michigan and win a Big Ten title as motivation for him to return.
Ohio State has misplaced The Game and thus failed to seem within the Big Ten Championship Game in all three years of Harrison’s Buckeyes profession, although the fault for that hardly lies with him. Harrison, the son of Indianapolis Colts legend Marvin Harrison Sr., is taken into account a generational expertise at large receiver and extensively projected to go inside the top-five picks of the 2024 NFL Draft ought to he enter.
“Coming into this yr, I needed to beat The Team Up North and win a Big Ten Championship, and clearly I didn’t try this this yr,” Harrison said. “I believe it is an awesome motive to come back again if that is what I determine to do. That’s one thing I positively wish to do in my Ohio State profession, and never having executed that but positively opens the door for me to come back again. … Really simply taking it day-by-day presently.”
Harrison additionally referred to his Ohio State profession as “incomplete” and mentioned he had no timetable for his choice on whether or not to stay in Columbus.
According to On3.com, Harrison has a present NIL valuation of $1.3M, which ranks ninth amongst present school soccer gamers. However, Harrison informed reporters that cash is not going to be a consider his choice.
Ohio State will play within the Cotton Bowl towards Missouri on Dec. 29. Harrison mentioned he has an incentive to play in that sport so he might “exit with a win” if he did enter the draft, as an alternative of his final sport at Ohio State probably being the 30-24 loss at Michigan on Nov. 25. He mentioned he could be on the sport to assist his teammates no matter whether or not he performs in it.
Harrison has lived as much as lofty preseason expectations after a breakout 2022 marketing campaign, ending inside the FBS prime 10 in receiving yards with 1,211 and tied for second amongst all FBS gamers in landing catches with 14. He is the one non-quarterback finalist for the Heisman Trophy this yr.
Harrison has even been talked about because the potential No. 1 total decide if a staff just like the Bears or Cardinals maintain onto their present quarterback and as an alternative determine to go together with a pass-catcher who is predicted to have a sterling NFL profession identical to his father did.
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