Ohio State players are continuing to rack up preseason honors, as wide receivers Marvin Harrison Jr. and Emeka Egbuka were included on Monday on the preseason watch list for the Biletnikoff Award, given annually to the top wideout in college football.
Both Egbuka and Harrison are coming off stellar sophomore seasons, with Egbuka collecting 74 catches for 1,151 yards and 10 touchdowns, and Harrison leading Ohio State with 77 receptions for 1,263 yards and 14 touchdowns. The award is a bit more personal for Harrison, who felt as though he was snubbed last year for the award, which was given to Tennessee’s Jalin Hyatt.
Egbuka and Harrison are also on the watch list for the Maxwell Award, given to the best college football player, regardless of position, while Egbuka is up for the Paul Hornung Award, which honors the most versatile player in college football.
Other Buckeyes on preseason watch lists include defensive end JT Tuimoloau, linebacker Tommy Eichenberg and safety Lathan Ransom (Bronco Nagurski Trophy), tight end Cade Stover (Macket Award), offensive linemen Donovan Jackson and Matthew Jones (Outland Trophy), defensive tackle Mike Hall Jr. (Outland Trophy), and punter Jesse Mirco (Ray Guy Award).