Football Season is Almost Here so Lock Down this Future Bet Now
It’s nearly that time.
Football fever is in the air and it’s everywhere.
You can feel the excitement heating up just as summer temps are starting to cool down.
As the cool Navy-Notre Dame kickoff approaches, serious bettors are engaged in deep-dive research while other fans are preparing for the last college football season as we’ll know it.
Realignment (read: greed), NIL and the transfer portal have combined to permanently alter – some would say, ahem, irreparably ruin — the college sports landscape forever.
The Pac-12 could be tumbling to rubble by the time you read this.
C’est la vie.
As programs prepare to bid adieu to rivalries and traditions and more (money?), let’s focus on the 2023-24 seasons, shall we?
I’m going with two future bets that are flat-out locks.
Fred Biletnikoff Award 2023 (Best Wide Receiver)
Marvin Harrison Jr. (Ohio State) +230
Rome Odunze (Washington) +1000
Xavier Worthy (Texas) +1000
Emeka Egbuka (Ohio State) +1000
I don’t consider this a four-man race – it’s one – and here’s why:
Harrison Jr., the son of his Hall of Famer dad, might be even better than his old man.
His Pops was tops in the NFL for several seasons but his kid, who’s been called the best wide receiver prospect since Calvin Johnson, is not only a shoo-in for this award, but there’s also talk he could win the Heisman Trophy.
He’d become just the fourth college receiver to win the award following NCAA legends Tim Brown (1987), Desmond Howard (1991), and DeVonta Smith (2020).
Last season, the 6-foot-4, 200-pound Harrison Jr., who runs a 4.4 40 and has ridiculously strong hands, caught 77 passes for 1,263 yards (16.4 per catch) and 14 touchdowns – and finished second in the voting.
Even though he's only a Junior this year he's certain to declare for the upcoming draft and is already pulling comparisons to AJ Green.
Now, fall camps are underway and the Buckeyes still aren’t set on their starting QB– spoiler alert: It won’t be C.J. Stroud.
After Stroud was selected second overall in this year’s NFL Draft, this year’s starter will be either Kyle McCord or Devin Brown.
OSU head coach Ryan Day likes both – and Harrison’s talented WR teammate Egbuka will also receive plenty of looks from whoever is throwing the ball, but Ohio State head coach Ryan Day and offensive coordinator Brian Hartline know who the No. 1 target is in Columbus.
Ohio State scored 44.2 points per game last season, second-most in the country, and its offense will be awesome again.
Plus, half of the Big 10 teams – Maryland, Michigan State, Purdue, Nebraska, Northwestern, Purdue and Indiana – each gave up more than 24 points a game last season.
The Buckeyes will blow out plenty of teams this season and with an improved defense, Ohio Stat’s offense will have tons of opportunities to pad the stats with style points.
Getting +220 on Harrison Jr. at this price is an early gift.
Buck up, big, and grab it.