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5-Star OH DE Zach Harrison Sets OSU, UM Official Visits

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It looks like the Buckeyes could get the final official visit for 5-star Ohio defensive end Zach Harrison (Olentangy Orange HS/Lewis Center) next month.

According to Bill Kurelick with 247Sports and also reported by Marc Givler of Rivals, Harrison (6-6 244) has set an official visit to Michigan for June 21, which is a Thursday. He will then take a weekend official visit to Ohio State a couple of days later. Harrison took an official visit to Penn State last month. There are no other visits scheduled, but an unofficial visit to Clemson is still a possibility.

A decision would then be expected later in the summer.

While every team in the nation is after Harrison, looking at his visits, a picture of his possible destinations becomes quite clear.

Along with his three official visits, Harrison also visited Ohio State, Clemson, and Michigan this spring. He has been to games at Penn State and OSU as well.

Harrison is the No. 1 player in the nation in 247Sports’ own rankings, and the No. 2 player overall in the 2019 composite rankings.

A tremendous athlete, Harrison recently measured in at a The Opening Regional combine at 6-5.5 and 244 pounds. He ripped off a 37.6″ vertical jump as well. He didn’t bother running the 40-yard dash, but did post a 4.62 last year prior to his junior season.

Harrison is also a track star for Olentangy Orange, posting a personal record 10.78 100M last month, followed by a personal record 21.55 200M nine days later.

Even if there was no football film to fall back on, Harrison would be a top-flight prospect that would intrigue coaches. The film, however, exists, which is why he is arguably the top prospect in the entire nation.

Harrison is an explosive defender with enough length in high school to run past a play and still reach out an arm to pull a ball carrier down. His natural strength and physical gifts make him an ideal fit on any college front seven.

And if he continues to wear the number 13 at the next level, it’s easy to imagine college quarterbacks developing acute triskaidekaphobia when he is around.

As to where Harrison will end up playing his college ball, he keeps his intentions pretty quiet compared to most recruits. There are 12 crystal ball projections at 247Sports, and they all point to Ohio State. Harrison has said in the past, however, that he is not necessarily preordained to end up a Buckeye.

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  1. Please mighty football gods, crystal ball this guy to the Buckeyes, or at the very least not to any school named *ichigan, *Ichigan State, Penn State, Alabama, or Clemson, otherwise (lol) let the kid go where he wants and I wish him the best. Oh and Georgia, Nebraska, USC, Texas, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Miami, and maybe Stanford, and definitely not Auburn.

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