Stay in touch or get lost because Ohio State Recruiting is a 24-hour, seven-day weekly obsession. What are the latest news that Buckeyes builds for the future? Get it and more Sunday to Thursday at Lettermen Row, including tonight's update on Zach Harrison's decision and rumors of Justin Field's potential transfer. Decision Day of Zach Harrison It has been almost two years since Zach Harrison became a national name, and we are now less than 24 hours away from knowing where he goes to college. A moment after dinner on Wednesday, either Michigan, Ohio State or Penn State will get a letter of intent with Harrison's name on it ̵ 1; and a fan base will celebrate landing one of the most talented physical prospects in the country. Catch our live stream tomorrow at 12:30 for @ Zacharrison88 Zach will announce its commitment to either Michigan, Ohio State or Penn State. @Jacoblipperman @MaxBrunkeTweets @ tross120 – Orange Sports Live (@OOHSSportsLive) December 18, 2018 Harrison's recruitment has been everywhere in the last eight months. In the spring there was serious smoke about Penn State as his favorite. The Nittany lions had done a good job of building a bond between him and James Franklin. In recent months, my belief has been that Michigan would land Harrison. It has been my opinion that the school was the one he preferred, despite the fact that there was no pressure on him to choose Ohio State because of his relationship with Michigan line-back coach…
Stay in touch or get lost because Ohio State Recruiting is a 24-hour, seven-day weekly obsession. What are the latest news that Buckeyes builds for the future? Get it and more Sunday to Thursday at Lettermen Row, including tonight’s update on Zach Harrison’s decision and rumors of Justin Field’s potential transfer.
The assortment of scandals and rumors around Buckeyes against The end of summer seemed to make it easier for the country’s No. 5-ranked player to consider leaving home. Michigan talked up, and a season full of hype about Harbaugh’s program only reinforced it while Buckeyes and Nittany Lions seemed faded.
That was when the latest twists occurred. Ohio State put up 62 points in Michigan – and could have set 80. Daxton Hill, a 5-star security expected to be a Harrison lightning rod in Wolverine’s turn to Alabama. Still, because we talk about one of the more private children in the latest recruitment history, it has been impossible to tell how the player himself was actually affected.
I do not encourage people who follow the recruitment to pay too much attention to crystal balls. But there are a few people attached to every program around the country that is worth mentioning – and Sam Webb, covering Michigan for 247Sports is really one of them. He is very good with Wolverines, so when he makes a move on a player recruits, it is worth noting.
On Tuesday morning, he switched his crystal ball away from Michigan to Ohio State. It’s my belief that he did not know because Harrison chose Buckeyes but rather assumes that he has been told Harrison has decided that he does not choose Michigan.
I have tried almost every turn to avoid writing about Zach Harrison, because when he knows his college decision, he will make it public. I do not think he has decided, but if my assumption of Michigan fate is correct, Ohio State odds have improved to 50 percent from 33 percent. That’s good news, I guess.
I absolutely believe Penn State does not get enough chance in this recruitment. Franklin is an excellent recruiter. I think that Meyer’s decision to retire actually helped Ohio State, and it makes Harrison’s knowledge that Johnson is not going anywhere. I think his family would prefer him to stay at home but will definitely support him wherever he goes, and I think Harrison believes he can develop well in Ohio State or Penn State – like he was with Michigan.
I still think he wants to get home from home. That’s why I will not rule out Penn State at all. I know it’s not what anyone who is reading this expects, and I know there’s a 50 percent chance I’m wrong, but there has been a guess game in this recruitment in the last six months. I’m not so proud to admit it’s.
Whatever happens to Harrison on Wednesday will not be a surprise. I know it’s hard to melt, but this is definitely something that can be done in some way. I think he wants to go for college, and that’s why he would choose Penn State along with how close he is to James Franklin. I know the speculation is that family and friends are pushing for him to stay home and choose Ohio State, but if he is really determined to get away for school, I do not think they will stop him from doing it. I wonder about rumors about Franklin and other jobs that USC could record in his last choice.
I think Harrison should choose Ohio State. I think Larry Johnson’s history of developing men and football players, coupled with the knowledge that he will have time to develop, do not get into the limelight directly as a beginner, will be the reason. I think Ryan’s low-key performance is consistent with Harrison more than Mey’s high-intensity ways did.
So, the last call? I think Zach Harrison chooses Ohio State. But I know that Penn State is a real option and a big threat.