The most anticipated decision on National Signing Day came at 12:30 pm when Zach Harrison from Olentangy Orange high school chose the Ohio State Buckeyes over Michigan and Penn State.
The 6’6 245-pound 5-star defensive end recruit was one of the most sought-after prospects in the country for the 2019 recruiting class. He narrowed his choices down to the three colleges and announced his selection at a press conference at his high school.
Ryan Day, new Ohio State head coach, said that Larry Johnson’s relationship with Harrison helped the Buckeyes secure his commitment. Johnson is Ohio State’s defensive line coach and is known for developing players during their time in Columbus and turning them into potential 1st round draft picks.
Harrison will enroll early to Ohio State and his last day of high school is Friday. He is a player that is expected to be in the mix and contribute as a true freshman when the season starts.
One of Ohio State’s main strengths on the football team over the years is their depth and talent on the defensive line. Harrison will help the Buckeyes continue the tradition of having elite talent up front that can get to the opposing team’s quarterback.