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DE Zach Harrison (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by Smudger, Jan 28, 2017.

  1. BuckWrestler141

    BuckWrestler141 Senior '18 Bowl Mania Champ

    Camp Check-In and Camp



    Last edited: Aug 6, 2019
  2. Buckeye1

    Buckeye1 Senior

    He can gain 20-25 pounds of muscle weight and still be fast with that frame.
    Go Bucks!!! and TooTallMenardo like this.
  3. OregonBuckeye

    OregonBuckeye Semper Fi Buckeyes

    Honestly could probably easily gain 40. He looks pretty skinny there
  4. TooTallMenardo

    TooTallMenardo Hey '17 Bowl Pick Em Champ

    Mickey will get him bulked up in no time. He always had the height and speed, just needs a solid year of S&C and he will be ready to contribute.
  5. Mr.Blonde

    Mr.Blonde Pacific Northwest Correspondent

    Looking good, but one thing I'd say would be "Don't forget 'leg day', son"
    RugbyBuck likes this.
  6. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Zach Harrison Chasing Playing Time Wherever It Takes Him
    August 18, 2019by Tony Gerdeman2 comments

    In 2013, Urban Meyer instituted “The Chase” at Ohio State. It was a mantra, a goal, focused on reaching the pinnacle of college football. Unfortunately for the Buckeyes, that Chase fell short one December night in Indianapolis. In 2014, they went with The Chase again and this time the rallying cry paid off with a national championship.

    In 2017, the Buckeyes signed 5-star defensive end Chase Young. He was a reserve his freshman season but was in the starting lineup as a sophomore. As a junior, he is looking like a possible Top 10 NFL Draft pick.

    Be it The Chase or Chase Young, chases are nothing new at Ohio State. But looking back — even though “chase” is an action word — chases don’t necessarily move as fast as some of us would like.

    The good news for you, however, is that with freshman defensive end Zach Harrison around now, maybe some of those chases won’t take so long to reach their respective end points.

    At least in terms of chasing the football, that is.

    “Zach Harrison. Man, when I tell you he’s somebody who can run to the ball…” began senior defensive tackle Jashon Cornell. “Yesterday we were watching practice film. He ran 60 yards and caught the running back from behind. Yeah.”

    Sixty yards…

    Like Clark Griswold basking in the glory of his flight path in the family truckster.

    Defensive ends are supposed to stop running backs. We know this. Generally, however, it happens near the line of scrimmage. With an angle, those tackles can also happen 15-20 yards downfield.

    But 60 yards? That’s just a different level of hustle, ability, and speed.

    “He keeps making progress every day,” said sophomore defensive end Tyler Friday. “That’s something that I like about him. I’m very excited for him. He’s a big athletic kid. I think he ran a 4.4 or something like that. Running that at D-end is always an advantage, so I’m very excited for Zach.”

    Because of his unique athleticism, Harrison has been thought by many to be a diamond in the rough. After getting him under the light, however, it’s clear that he already has plenty of polish.

    He responded quickly to the winter workouts, then made some tremendous plays in the spring.

    Consistency and focus are going to be important for freshmen, and it’s no different for Zach Harrison. But with increased opportunities comes constant improvement and continued production.

    So far, Harrison is looking very much like the 5-star prospect he was in high school. He is only going to get better, and his chase is already hitting home.

    “Zach has made so much improvement,” said defensive line coach Larry Johnson. “I said this from day one, from high school to where he is right now today is a 360. He’s a different player than what he was in high school.

    “That’s cool because he’s grown. He’s tough, he’s physical, he’s smart, and he can run like the wind and he loves where he’s at right now. He’s got a chance to be a good player if you continue to develop and I think he will.”

    As long as Zach Harrison continues to chase the football with the effort he has shown in practice, he’ll find a whole lot more than just the ball carrier. He will find more and more playing time as well.
  7. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    No Time Like the Present for Gifted Freshman Zach Harrison


    Long before Jonathon Cooper went down for an undisclosed period of time with an undisclosed injury in fall camp, and long before sophomore defensive ends Tyreke Smith and Tyler Friday were determined to be game-time decisions for Saturday’s game, true freshman defensive end Zach Harrison showed enough in his first eight months or so on campus to earn some playing time this year.

    “Yeah, Zach will play for sure,” head coach Ryan Day said on Friday, repeating what he has been saying all along.

    In high school, Harrison’s unique measurables required double takes and recalibrations.

    Listed at 6-foot-6 and 240 pounds as a blue-chip recruit, Harrison was timed in the rarefied air of the high 4.4s. If you watch his high school film, you’ll see a guy with a reach so expansive that his nickname should be The Illuminati.

    But stopwatches can only measure time, and highlights only show the good plays.

    Neither measures the most important trait — the desire to make it happen.

    Zach Harrison came to Ohio State as an incredible athlete with folklorish measurables, but that’s not what is going to get him on the field Saturday.

    “The thing that surprised us when he got here is just really how mature he was in his approach,” Day said. “Play tough, practice tough, practice hard, had a very mature approach about him. And so I think his ceiling is through the roof. And now he’s going to get some experience.”

    The Zach Harrison Experience Begins Saturday
    Harrison was always going to play against Florida Atlantic, but an injury to starting defensive end Jonathon Cooper has gotten him one step closer to the field.

    Add in the possible unavailability of sophomore defensive ends Tyreke Smith and Tyler Friday, and Harrison’s potential number of snaps continues to climb.

    Fifth-year senior defensive tackle Jashon Cornell will move back to defensive end, which is where he played last year. If Friday and Smith can make it on the field Saturday, perhaps Cornell stays inside.

    Less than 20 hours from kickoff and there are still questions waiting for answers.

    What is known, however, is that Zach Harrison won’t have to wait long to get his career underway on Saturday.

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  8. scarletngray

    scarletngray Gold Pants

    Want to see Zach and JJB as bookends tomorrow. Pick your poison.
    bukIpower likes this.
  9. BuckeyeTillIDie

    BuckeyeTillIDie The North Remembers

    First sack today. He is going to be amazing as he grows.
    LitlBuck, buckeyeintn, Thump and 4 others like this.
  10. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Carlos dunlap frame
  11. scarletngray

    scarletngray Gold Pants

    Loved seeing him in action today. The more time he gets the better he is going to be.
    brodybuck21 and Thump like this.
  12. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Last edited: Sep 15, 2019
  13. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Looks a little like a skinny Alonzo Spellman now that I see him on the field.

    MARVYMARV14 Senior

    With Wr speed
    brodybuck21 likes this.
  15. Bestbuck36

    Bestbuck36 Kyle Young man crush. Not ashamed

    sporting that 33 and it looks so weird.

    I feel like he should be a 99 or something intimidating. 33 is an excellent number, but on a Dlineman like him it's weird.

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