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Final conversation on Zach Harrison, Justin Fields linked to Buckeyes

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 &#821 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.

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 &#821

1; and a fan base will celebrate landing one of the most talented physical prospects in the country.

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 Al Washington and a handful of commitments that went on that program.

Ohio State has maintained its position with Harrison in the past year or so thanks largely to defensive line coach Larry Johnson. Buckeyes has been patient while Harrison expressed his priorities and feelings, but sometimes the pressure to stay close to home unfortunately weighs the 6-foot-5, 250-pound defensive end.

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.

Rumors about Justin Fields and Ohio State

So I guess we must try to deal with Justin Fields rumors.

Who are Justin Fields? He was No. 2-ranked prospects in the class 2018, a quarterback from Georgia, who at one and the same time committed Penn State before signing in with Bulldogs. He played in all 12 matches for Georgia this limited-season season with Jake Fromm backup – and is now considering a transfer.

It’s important to emphasize that point in light red marker before you go for much longer. He is considering a transfer and nothing is official yet . Georgia is working hard to change.

Now on the good things – speculation!

According to Kyle Rowland in Toledo Blade, Fields best choice of he transfers Ohio State.

It is very interesting, obviously, for a number of reasons. The cold hard truth is that Fields is the best quarterback prospect I’ve ever seen in person, and if he’s interested in Buckeyes, there’s no doubt that they’ll be interested in him. He is the type of player who changes a program period.

Talking to sources near Georgia seems to be close to acknowledging a transfer. But nobody says that Ohio State is the landing site.

“If he goes,” said a source. “And he probably goes, it’s probably Oklahoma or Florida State.”

The logic behind it seems like this: 5 star 2019 recipients Jadon Haselwood is near Fields and people in the south believe the two stars want to play together at the next level. Oklahoma and Florida State are two of the finalists for Haselwood – like Georgia, where he was previously engaged – but Ohio State is not.

Oklahoma will lose Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray to Oakland Athletics next spring, has won the prize in back-to-back seasons and undoubtedly feel it can give quarterbacks a pretty good platform for success. So, Ohio State and Day, with Dwayne Haskins, can also be the biggest year in the Big Ten quarterback story. Haskins and Fields shares a quarterback coach, Quincy Avery, who is very comfortable and familiar with Day.

So what does everything mean? Will Ohio State Land Justin Fields?

My advice is to pump the brakes until a transfer is actually announced. However, if Fields intends to transfer, there are many reasons why Ohio State makes a lot of sense as its next destination.

Come Big Board after Urban Meyer Retirement

From 1:00 p.m. Tuesday here is what things seem to stand with Buckeyes and their current crops of 2019 and 2020 commitments.

Decommitments

  • 2020 Offensive Line Man Jake Wray
  • 2020 Defensive Back Lejond Cavazos

Here, things are happening with the other already in the mix.

  • 2019 QB Dwan Mathis: Solid.
  • 2019 RB Steele Chambers: Solid. Could sign Wednesday and still want to visit other official visits next month.
  • 2019 RB Marcus Crowley: Solid.
  • 2019 WR Garrett Wilson: Solid.
  • 2019 WR Jameson Williams: Solid.
  • 2019 TE Cormontae
  • 2019 OL Ryan Jacoby: Solid.
  • 2019 DL Noah Potter: Solid.
  • 2019 LB Cade Stover: Solid.
  • 2019 DB Bryson Shaw
  • 2019 DB Ronnie Hickman: Solid.
  • 2019 DB Craig Young: Solid.
  • 2019 DB Jordan Battle: Big worries. Decommitment and a flip to Alabama are expected on Signing Day.
  • 2020 QB Jack Miller: Solid.
  • 2020 RB Darvon Hubbard: Some concern.
  • 2020 WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba: Solid. ] 2020 OL Paris Johnson: Mostly solid, but will make another visit while he gets to know Ryan Day.
  • 2020 OL Luke Wypler: Solid.

I keep updating the list because changes happen.

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