Ohio State Overview: Chris Olave was a difference-maker as a true freshmen for the Buckeyes in 2018, making a name for himself as a big-play wide receiver and on special teams … after catching two passes over the first nine games, Olave hauled in 10 catches for 178 yards and three touchdowns in the final five contests … on one of the biggest stages in college football, Olave caught two touchdowns and blocked a punt that led to a touchdown in the 62-39 win over No. 4 Michigan … his TD receptions against the Wolverines where each from 24-yards out … a week later in the Big Ten championship game, Olave had a career-high five catches for 79 yards and a TD to help the Buckeyes defeat No. 21 Northwestern, 45-24 … he finished the year with a final stat line of 12 catches for 197 yards, three touchdowns and a 14.1 yards-per-catch average … is exploring majors in management & industry.
More on Chris: Olave earned a four-star rating from 247Sports … he finished his senior season in record-breaking fashion as he caught 93 passes for a San Diego Section-record 1,764 yards and 26 touchdowns as Mission Hills went 12-1 … played for head coach Chris Hauser … ranked as the nation’s No. 54 wide receiver by 247Spsorts.com … a three-sport athlete who also played basketball and ran track, Olave has run a 10.8 100-meter dash and has long jumped 23-feet, six inches … caught 12 passes for 150 yards and a TD for Mission Hills in the San Diego Section Open Division championship game … Hauled in TD catches of 82 and 18 yards to go along with a 60-yard punt return TD in the quarterfinal round … sat out his junior season after transferring to Mission Hills from Eastlake High School … is the son of LaCausha and Raul Olave.