Malik Harrison

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Malik Harrison

Malik Harrison will compete for a starting spot in the fall

6-3 235
Walnut Ridge High School
Columbus, Ohio



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Ohio State Overview

2016 Season (Freshman): Malik Harrison played in 11 games as a true freshman … he totaled 13 tackles playing on both defense and special teams … he was the backup to Chris Worley at the Sam linebacker position.

Overview: 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 his coach confirmed in published accounts that college recruiters viewed the talented Harrison capable of playing a number of positions, including as a wide receiver, tight end, strong safety, linebacker and even as a defensive end … he is ranked by Rivals as the No. 44 athlete nationally and the No. 23 overall player in Ohio … Scout lists 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.

Recruiting Profile

2016 Class
Rivals: 3-Star #44 ATH
Scout: 3-Star #53 ATH
247Sports: 3-Star #53 ATH
ESPN: 3-Star #84 ATH


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