On Julian Fleming: “He’s just continued to work hard, continued to put in my work outside of practice in his free time. Taking care of his body, getting extra passes on the Monarch (jugs machine). Just whatever he can do to get ready for this season.” Harrison had higher praise than perhaps anyone for freshman wideout Carnell Tate, who he said is better than he was going into his sophomore 2022 campaign when he was a finalist for the Biletnikoff Trophy. “He’s amazing. Handles his business, he’s always in the right spot, catches the ball, runs great routes. I’m excited to see what his career looks like. I think he’ll be one of the best receivers to ever come through Ohio State.” Having worked in the slot position this offseason, Harrison feels he can bring some of the success the Buckeyes have enjoyed in that role from the likes of Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Emeka Egbuka and Garrett Wilson, among others. He added the position is also called upon to block a lot in the run game, something he feels he does well. On how a receiver can improve at getting yards after the catch: “Game reps. It’s hard to do it at practice, you catch the ball and get tagged off, you can only do so much. But I think yards after catch is definitely more of a mindset thing, not letting the first person tackle you.” Looking at Xavier Johnson’s story, how he walked on and has fought through injury and moved positions without complaint, Harrison feels he was the ideal recipient of the team’s “Block O” jersey: “I think X is the perfect example for what you want an Ohio State player to be.” Harrison feels that Emeka Egbuka will have more “explosiveness” in 2023 now that he’s fully healthy, as his running mate dealt with injuries behind the scenes in 2022.