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Ohio State in great shape with 3-star LB Michael Harris

Could the Buckeyes be on track to landing their fifth 2018 commit?

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While you may have been watching the play-in games and gearing up for the NCAA Basketball Tournament, Ohio State football received good news on a prospect they offered about one week ago.

Harris ready to be a Buckeye?

As of today, it was just eight days ago that Ohio State delivered an offer to 2018 inside linebacker Michael Harris. Perhaps, what wasn't known at the time was how much impact that day would have on the 6-foot-2, 213-pounder.

According to Jeremy Birmingham of LandOf10.com, Harris was interviewed by Jeff Santell of DawgNation.com and he didn't hold back on what the offer from the Buckeyes meant to him.

Birmingham states that Harris told Santell that the day he got the offer from the Scarlet and Gray was the best day of his life and one that he would replay repeatedly. Harris continued by saying Ohio State was his favorite college.

Now, as we stated, Ohio State has offered. Obviously, the interest is there from both parties. The biggest factor is if their is room for Harris, a top 15 inside linebacker in the country, to be a Buckeye. Right now, Ohio State has four commitments in the class but none of them are from linebackers. However, some names to watch include Dallas Gant, Adrian Jackson, Christopher Oats and Payton Wilson. Perhaps the best thing going for Harris here is that those four, who Ohio State is likely in the best position for, are currently pegged as outside linebackers.

If there is room, Harris seems to be locked in for the Buckeyes. When Santell asked the three-star linebacker the likelihood of an Ohio State commitment, if he qualifies as he hopes, Harris said "100 percent."

Mitchell thinking OSU visit

Sticking to the linebacker script, another name to monitor going forward is '18 ILB Teradja Mitchell of Bishop Sullivan Catholic (VA).

Mitchell is currently graded out as a five-star prospect in the class and the No. 18 player in the country. In addition to that, the 6-foot-2, 232-pounder is also pegged as the second best player at his position and the very best player from the Old Dominion State.

Ohio State has done a good job thus far in their pursuit of Mitchell and it looks to be paying off as he is thinking of making a trip up to Columbus in the near future.

As recent as early February, Mitchell revealed a Top 11 list that included the Buckeyes. Truth is, this visit is vital for Ohio State if they have any chance to ultimately land Mitchell—and have him become apart of their class.

The reason being is that Florida State looks to be the team in the driver’s seat to be the winner in the battle for Mitchell. According to the 247Sports Crystal Ball for the Virginia Beach native, the Seminoles have 100 percent of the predictions. We will see how "soon" said visit will take place and if it can shake things up in Mitchell's recruitment.