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Ohio State commits lead team to state championship game

Two future Buckeyes will help try to land their high school a state title.

While spending time with family and friends over the weekend you might’ve missed out on some of the latest recruiting news surrounding the Ohio State Buckeyes. Don’t worry! Land-Grant Holy Land is here to help get you caught back up with things.

Future Buckeyes lead team to championship game

Before they arrive on the Ohio State University in the coming months, a pair of future Ohio State standouts will try to help lead their high school program to state championship title in Pennsylvania. Playing a massive part in Philadelphia St. Joseph’s 51-43 victory over Souderton on Saturday, OSU class of 2021 commits Kyle McCord and Marvin Harrison Jr. only needed one half of game action to stuff the stat sheet for the undefeated Hawks.

Coming up big, McCord, a five-star quarterback, and the four-star rated wide out, Harrison, showed why their names are being mentioned among some of the top talent on the high school level. Connecting on 12 of his 22 passing attempts, the 6-foot-3, 215-pound senior accounted for nearly 200 yards and six touchdowns on the night. Teaming up with his key target Harrison — the son of NFL legend Marvin Harrison — three times, the younger Marvin finished with 88 yards and two trips the endzone in the win.

With the team up 51-7 following a kick return to open the second half, head coach Tim Roken went to his bench the rest of the way. In what’s going to be battle of undefeated programs, McCord, Harrison, and the rest of the St. Joseph Hawks will mix it up with the Panthers of Central York next Saturday.

A deadly duo on the high school level, McCord and Harrison will both bring a lot to the Buckeyes’ offense. Don’t take my word for it. 247Sports had the following to say on McCord and Harrison’s skillsets.

Kyle McCord:

“Wide-shouldered frame with good height and size. Strong arm and accurate. Spins ball well. Poised under pressure. Great leadership qualities. Plays with high IQ. Can throw 15-yard out on line. Touch to throw over linebackers on intermediate routes. Has quick release with good arm angle. Fits balls into tight windows. Accurate throwing on run. Moves in pocket. Extends plays. Needs to continue to develop escapability. More consistency needed on deep balls. Multi-year starter at top 15 program. Projects to be an early round NFL draft pick.”

Marvin Harrison Jr.

“Great frame with length but needs to add strength. BIg, strong hands. Can eventually get to 220 pounds. Son of NFL Hall of Famer Marvin Harrison. Great route tactician. Gets out of breaks quickly and is precise in his route depths. Good release and technical at top of routes. Has separation skills. Uses size and length well to shield defenders. Red-zone threat. Catches every routine ball and tracks it well. So smooth he makes it look effortless. Needs to add strength to handle jams and become more effective blocker. High-level player for Top 15 college program. Should develop into a second- or third-round NFL draft pick.”

Quick Hits

  • Ohio State’s 2022 commits teased a commitment to come sometime in the near future on Sunday night. Many of the Buckeyes’ junior pledges were telling fans to prepare for another BOOM, and based on a countdown on LB C.J. Hicks’ Instagram story, it appears we could expect some news on Monday afternoon around 6 p.m. If I had to guess who it will be, my money would be on a certain five-star receiver from Texas. * eyes emoji *