His path to early playing time, though was not exactly clear. Aside from being seen as a fairly raw prospect, Harrison joined a position group that is thoroughly stocked with talent both young and old at Ohio State.
And yet he has found his way into the depth chart anyway.
“He has that athleticism, but the thing that surprised us when he got here is really how mature he was in his approach,” Day said. "Played tough, practiced tough, practiced hard, had a very mature approach about him. And so I think his ceiling is through the roof. And now he's just gonna get some experience.”
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While coaches used to have hard decisions to make as far as who to prepare for early playing time, a new rule allowing players to get into up to four games without losing their ability to take a redshirt season has eased some of the pressure.
"Everybody's got to be ready to roll because of the four-game rule,” Day said. "We want everybody to have an opportunity to play, so they all have to be ready to roll.”