Ohio State Overview: Terry McLaurin was an outstanding football player for the Buckeyes – he ranks among Ohio State’s top 15 receivers in four categories – and was an even better role model and leader off the field … he graduated in three-and-a-half years, in December 2017, with his degree in communications … a two-time team captain in 2017 and 2018, McLaurin was a part of Ohio State teams that won a national championship over No. 2 Oregon in 2014, Big Ten championships in 2014, 2017 and 2018, and bowl game wins over No. 1 Alabama (in the 2015 Sugar Bowl), No. 8 Notre Dame (2016 Fiesta Bowl), No. 8 USC (2018 Cotton Bowl) and No. 9 Washington (2019 Rose Bowl) … he also played in four victories over Michigan and was red-shirting during another victory … he improved every year as a player and capped his career with 35 receptions for 701 yards and 11 touchdowns during the 2018 campaign … he had 100-yard receiving games as a senior against both Oregon State (121 yards) and Maryland (118) and he had multi-touchdown games against Oregon State, Indiana and in the Big Ten championship game win over Northwestern … McLaurin finishes with Ohio State receiver rankings of No. 6 in both single season (11) and career touchdowns (19), No. 12 in single season yards per catch (20.0 in 2018) and No. 13 in career yards per catch (16.7) … nothing short of durable, he played in every game between 2015 and 2018 – 54 total – and started 32 times … he totaled 75 career receptions for 1,251 yards … he was also an outstanding special teams player on punt coverage; one of the best in the nation, in fact … McLaurin scored three touchdowns in Big Ten title games at Lucas Oil Stadium in his home city of Indianapolis, including a game-igniting 84-yard catch-and-run for a touchdown in the win over Wisconsin in 2017 … he was invited to the Senior Bowl following his senior campaign.
More on Terry: McLaurin was the 2013 Indiana Mr. Football … a four-star prospect by ESPN and Rivals, McLaurin was considered a Top 50 wide receiver with a high ranking of No. 28 by 247Sports and additional rankings of No. 43 (Scout), No. 46 (Rivals) and No. 61 (ESPN) … his most impressive ranking might have been the No. 7 he received from another online organization, as in seventh-fastest prospect in his class (4.41 40) … the speedy playmaker led Cathedral High School to the 2013 Indiana 5A state championship after winning three consecutive Class 4A titles between 2010-12 … McLaurin had three touchdowns, an interception and four tackles in the title game to cap a senior season in which he had 58 receptions for 953 yards and eight touchdowns and another 744 yards rushing and six more scores … had 312 rushing yards and four TDs in playoff win over Decatur Central … recorded 820 receiving yards and 16 total touchdowns as a junior … returned two kickoffs for TDs as a senior and two punts for TDs as a junior … … is the son of Grace and Terry McLaurin Sr.