Ohio State Overview: Jaylen Harris will compete for playing time in a wide receiver room that is minus three standout receivers from a years ago who are now in the National Football League but is still loaded with impressive talent and depth … a true junior in eligibility, Harris has played in nine games as a Buckeye and contributed four catches for 49 yards (a 12.2-yard average) … he caught two passes for 22 yards in 2018 … he played in three games as a true freshman in 2017 and had two catches for 27 yards vs. UNLV … earned OSU Scholar-Athlete status in 2017 and is exploring majors.
Honors and Awards
2017: OSU Scholar-Athlete
More on Jaylen: Harris was a consensus 4-star prospect who had an outstanding senior season for Cleveland Heights and coach Mac Stephens … caught 53 passes for 820 yards and eight touchdowns for the 6-4 Tigers and was named first-team Associated Press Division I all-state … one of the Top 150 players in the nation, Harris had overall rankings as high as No. 137 by Scout, which also rated him as its No. 20 receiver prospect … received Dream Team honors by PrepStar … named to the American Family Insurance all-USA Ohio first team … considered among the Top 5 players overall in the state of Ohio (No. 5 by 247Sports), Harris was the top receiver in Ohio and No. 3 in the Midwest according to Scout … named the Ohio high school athlete of the year at the Greater Cleveland Sports Awards … as a junior he caught 42 passes for 796 yards and five touchdowns in only seven games, giving him two-year totals of 95 receptions, 1,666 yards and 13 touchdowns … named all-Lake Erie League, all-District and all-Cuyahoga County as a junior and helped his team to the state playoffs … also a standout on the basketball court throughout his career … named 2015-16 Associated Press all-Northeast District as a junior after averaging 14.8 points per game … Harris is the son of Angela and Ronnie Harris.