Five-star prospect Zach Harrison may be getting three big-time in-home visits this week … and Ohio State’s coaching staff could be one of them.
The Olentangy Orange (Lewis Center, Ohio) defensive end is the Buckeyes’ top remaining target in their 2019 recruiting class. He’s currently ranked as the state’s top-ranked prospect in his class as well as the nation’s top-ranked player at his position.
For quite some time now, Harrison has been adamant that he’s narrowed his college list to three schools in Penn State, Michigan and Ohio State. Monday, the Nittany Lions paid him a visit, Michigan will be in town Tuesday and the Buckeyes will visit him in the near future.
The Buckeyes would traditionally get their visit in this week as well, but with the coaching staff preparing for this Saturday’s Big Ten Championship game against Northwestern in Indianapolis, no such visit has been confirmed yet.
According to Lions247’s Sean Fitz, head coach James Franklin, defensive coordinator Brent Pry, defensive line coach Sean Spencer and cornerbacks coach Terry Smith were in Columbus on Monday morning to kick off the contact period.
Ohio State is slated to get the final in-home with five-star defensive end Zach Harrison. Nittany Lions today. Wolverines scheduled to be in town Tuesday for the top 2019 target.
— 11W Recruiting (@11WRecruiting) November 26, 2018
It’s expected that Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh and Ohio State’s Urban Meyer will also be on Harrison’s in-home visits. However, if either program sends only assistant coaches, the door would be open for either Harbaugh or Meyer to make an additional visit.
The 6-foot-5, 243-pound end runs a 4.47 second 40-yard dash and has a vertical leap of 35.9 inches. As a junior, he recorded 18 1/2 tackles for a loss and 7 1/2 sacks.
This season, he was even more productive, totaling 35 1/2 tackles, 16 for a loss, and seven sacks. He also caught 21 passes for 381 yards and four scores as a tight end.
Wherever he chooses to attend college, Harrison is expected to enroll early.