Three Ohio State Commits Earn USA Today Preseason Honors
USA Today Sports announced its 2019 Preseason All-Offensive Football Team on Monday morning, and three Ohio State commits from the class of 2020 were among the 25 players selected.
The honor is given based on past performances, coach and scouting analyst recommendations and projected output this season.
Future Buckeyes on the list include Catawissa (Pa.) Southern Columbia five-star wide receiver Julian Fleming, Cincinnati Princeton five-star offensive tackle Paris Johnson Jr. and Montvale (N.J.) St. Joseph Regional four-star center Luke Wypler. All three are considered the top-rated player at their position by the 247Sports Composite Rankings.
Fleming called in 78 catches for 1,510 yards and 24 touchdowns to help Southern Columbia to the state championship last season.
Johnson led Cincinnati St. Xavier to the state playoffs last season, but transferred to Princeton this offseason because his former school does not allow athletes to graduate early. He’ll team up with Ohio State four-star defensive end commit Darrion Henry this fall.
Wypler, like Fleming above, also capped his junior season with a state title. He helped anchor an offensive line that allowed St. Joseph Regional to rush for 2,446 yards and 23 touchdowns last fall.
Also included on the list was 2021 Philadelphia St. Joseph’s Prep four-star wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr., who is the teammate of four-star quarterback commit Kyle McCord.
USA Today will announce its defensive team tomorrow, and several additional Buckeyes are expected to make the cut.