5-star Zach Harrison torn between Michigan, Ohio State

5-star Zach Harrison torn between Michigan, Ohio State

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5-star Zach Harrison torn between Michigan, Ohio State


The latest on Michigan football target Zach Harrison and his recruitment.


5-star Zach Harrison torn between Michigan, Ohio State

Lewis Center (Ohio) Olentangy Orange 2019 5-star weak-side defensive end Zach Harrison is torn – between Michigan and Ohio State.

He told Jeremy Birmingham of Lettermen Row that it is not going to get any more clear if he continues to hold out on his commitment.

For Michigan, this is great news because the Wolverines were once on the outside looking in. For Ohio State, losing out on Harrison would be devastating due to the expectations of adding him.

The issue at hand is the two programs are nearly the same, making it a tough choice.

“They’re really not contrasting at all — they’re really similar,” Harrison told Birmingham after Day 2 of The Opening Finals. “If you get inside the programs and get to know them, they’re very similar programs.

“They run a similar ship. They’re both good programs with good history, good academics, good defensive line coaches, good head coaches. They’re different dudes, Coach Meyer and [Michigan coach Jim] Harbaugh. I’ve known them both for a while, so I know what I’m going to when I get into them.”

Michigan’s most colossal move for Harrison was when the team brought in linebackers coach Al Washington from Cincinnati. The duo have formed a bond, which helped get the five-star on-campus in Ann Arbor.

“Just hanging out with the guys, I get along with those guys really well,” Harrison said to Birmingham. “I love Coach Washington. he’s a good dude, a big family man. It started a couple years ago when he was at Cincinnati, or last year, he came to my school and was recruiting one of my teammates. I started to talking to him and then he went to Michigan and started recruiting my area.

“The education is great there, the players, I love them. They’re building something special up there, and I like the strength staff there. I like Coach Harbaugh, I think he’s a good dude.”

Despite Washington being a game-changer for the Wolverines in pursuit of Harrison, the No. 4 ranked player in the nation is more confused than he’s ever been.

Harrison will eventually choose a 20-mile drive to Columbus or a 160-mile drive to Ann Arbor.

But as for now, he’s clueless.

“I have everything I need,” Harrison said to Lettermen Row. “If I knew the answer I’d be committed by now. I have no idea. I’m more confused than I’ve ever been.”

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