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Malik Harrison
Malik  Harrison

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Columbus, Ohio

High School:
Walnut Ridge

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 235

Position:
LB

03/27/2017

38 From Football Team Named an OSU Scholar-Athlete

Academic All-American Sam Hubbard leads six-year high for academic achievers

Ohio State Overview: Malik Harrison lettered last year as a true freshman after playing in 12 of the Buckeyes’ 13 games … he was having a fine spring drills earlier this year until he suffered a shoulder injury that required surgery and sidelined him for the duration … he is expected back and healthy for the start of fall camp … he is an OSU Scholar-Athlete exploring majors.

Honors and Awards:
2016:
OSU Scholar-Athlete

2016 Season (Freshman): Harrison earned his Varsity O letter after playing in 12 of 13 games for the Buckeyes as a true freshman … he was in on 13 tackles, including his first quarterback sack (vs. Maryland) … he had high games of four tackles against both Bowling Green and Maryland, and he had a personal-best three solo tackles vs. Rutgers.

More on Malik: Harrison, who announced his decision to attend Ohio State on national signing day, was a three-year starting quarterback for coach Byron Mattox at Walnut Ridge High School … he played strong safety on defense and punted as well in high school, and he came to Ohio State with the reputation of playing anywhere on the field, at wide receiver, tight end, strong safety, linebacker and defensive end … he was ranked by Rivals as the No. 44 athlete nationally and the No. 23 overall player in Ohio … Scout listed Harrison as the No. 2 athlete in Ohio and No. 6 in the Midwest … he had a fine senior year in which he passed for 1,161 yards and eight touchdowns and rushed for 897 yards and 15 scores … he also had 40 tackles, including five quarterback sacks, and was named third-team Associated Press Division II all-state and all-Central District … in 2014 he passed for 1,100 yards, rushed for 1,087 and had 15 rushing touchdowns and seven passing … helped Walnut Ridge to its first basketball state tournament since 1971 in 2014-15 by averaging 14.0 points and 10.0 rebounds for a 21-4 team …was honorable mention all-state in basketball and second-team all-Central District … Harrison is the son of Donetta and Charles Harrison.

HARRISON'S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATS

YEAR G-GS UA A TOT TFL YD SCK PBU
2016 11-0 10 3 13 1.0 3 1.0 0
Tot. 11-0 10 3 13 1.0 3 1.0 0