Spot available for Harris?
As of today, Ohio State’s top ranked 2017 recruiting class features 17 prospects across the country. Of those 17, two come at the wide receiver position — Trevon Grimes from St. Thomas Aquinas (FL) and Tyjon Lindsey from Bishop Gorman (NV).
As we all know, spots quickly filled up in the class and very few remain for Head Coach Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes. However, ‘17 WR Jaylen Harris of Cleveland Heights (OH) believes that he has nothing to worry about, if he wants in.
In a video interview with Ari Wasserman of Cleveland.com, the 6-foot-5, 210-pounder stated that Ohio State would take him, if he wanted to commit right now. “The coaches told me they would make a way,” Harris said.
For now, despite Harris confirming that Ohio State was his dream school and that he loves the program, the Buckeyes are no sure bet for the four-star pass-catcher from the 216. Rounding out the Top 5 for Harris, which he revealed in early August, is Alabama, Michigan State, Penn State and Tennessee. It is also worth mentioning that Harris will be roaming the sidelines at Ohio Stadium this weekend, according to Bill Kurelic of 247Sports, to check out the Ohio State-Indiana contest.
In the end, we will wait and see if Harris selects the Buckeyes, and becomes a member of the already highly touted class of 2017. If that is ultimately the case, it’s a safe bet to say the Scarlet and Gray would be bringing in one dangerous and dynamic trio to Columbus. Harris is the 171st overall player in the class, the 27th best player at the WR spot and the 5th highest ranked player from the state of Ohio.
Will the Buckeyes have room or will an in-state standout prospect choose a different path as a student-athlete? Stay tuned.
Scott to see OSU
As mentioned above, Jaylen Harris will be in Ohio Stadium on Saturday to take in the Buckeyes battle with the Hoosiers at 3:30 p.m. EST. However, he won’t be the only in-state prospect inside of The ‘Shoe this weekend.
According to Bill Kurelic, 2018 offensive guard Blaine Scott (Portsmouth, OH / Sciotoville High School) will make the trip to Columbus to take in the weekend contest. Scott is currently graded as the 15th best player in the state for next year’s recruiting cycle.
The 6-foot-5, 300-pounder has yet to receive an offer from the Buckeyes, but as you can see, Ohio State is keeping close tabs on the three-star offensive lineman. As for who has offered Scott thus far, 26 programs have been tallied, which include the likes of Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky, Louisville, Penn State, Miami (FL), Michigan State and North Carolina
Perhaps a good visit on Saturday for both parties could result in Scott picking up that offer from the home school. If it were to happen, make no mistake that the Buckeyes would be on commitment watch.