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Ohio State recruiting: State Secrets, 10/6 - Damien Harris hurts knee, Tommy Kraemer commits to Notre Dame

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It wasn't the most exciting weekend for recruiting news, but we have you covered with all the latest.

Damien Harris
Damien Harris
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While five-star prospect Torrance Gibson absolutely lit it up on Thursday, another key Ohio State target wasn't as lucky. 2015 standout running back Damien Harris had his night cut early after sustaining a right knee injury late in the first half of the Madison Southern-Southeastern game on Friday evening.

Before leaving the game, Harris was on track to have himself a pretty decent game. The five-star prospect had 120 yards rushing and three total touchdowns, including one on a kickoff.

Worrying many in attendance and across the internet alike, the injury doesn't seem to be as bad as first thought. It might have kept Harris from returning to his game, but it didn't keep him from visiting the University of Kentucky on Saturday afternoon for the Wildcats' match up against the Gamecocks of South Carolina.

Walking around on crutches, the 5'11, 220-pound running back was just one of the many recruits to take in the UK upset win:

Harris has previously stated he would like to commit within the next couple months. With OSU and UK looking as the current front runners, Mark Stoops and the Wildcat coaching staff are hoping early playing time and being closer to his Berea, KY home are enough to sway Harris into staying in the Bluegrass State for college.

Buckeyes miss out on 2016 lineman:

After striking out on 2015 defensive back Jordan Whitehead who picked Pittsburgh on Friday, Notre Dame stole away one of the top junior prospects in the state of Ohio from the Buckeyes on Saturday.

Cincinnati Elder offensive lineman Tommy Kraemer announced he will play his college ball for the Fighting Irish during a visit to their South Bend, IN campus. The 6'5, 305 pound five-star prospect was once thought to be an OSU lean, but after taking numerous visits to Notre Dame over the last few months, the Irish closed the gap rather quickly.

With Tommy still two years away from signing a National Letter of Intent with Notre Dame, don't be surprised if the Buckeyes stay in contact with him until the talented tackle officially signs on the dotted line.

Before dishing out his pledge, Kraemer held scholarship offers from Boston College, Kentucky, Louisville, Penn State, Tennessee, and Vanderbilt to name a few.

Quick Hits:

  • Joe Burrow has won five straight Land-Grant Holy Land Elite '15 MVP awards. Did he do enough to beat out Eric Glover-Williams, Nick Conner, Denzel Ward, and Dre'Mont Jones to win his sixth? Let your voice be heard and vote.
  • Former OSU target and current Michigan commit Chris Clark announced he is planning on taking his official visits. Two of the trips the tight end will probably take will be to Texas and USC, who both offered him recently.