Ohio State WR (14) - Marvin Harrison Jr. (****)

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    Marvin Harrison Jr. Has Buckeyes at the Top

    After Pennsylvania four-star wideout Marvin Harrison Jr. made the trip to Columbus for Ohio State’s spring game Saturday, the No. 6 receiver in the 2021 class told Eleven Warriors that there’s not much competition for his commitment. Ohio State is at the top of his list “by far.”

    The son of NFL Hall of Famer Marvin Harrsion Sr. cited two reasons for why he is so enamored by the Buckeyes – wide receivers coach Brian Hartline and the coaching staff and the recent emphasis on Ohio State’s passing attack.

    “I’ve talked to (Hartline) multiple times, and he just knows so much about the receiver position,” Harrison said. “He’s just a phenomenal coach, probably the best receivers coach in the country. Also, obviously Ohio State has changed their offense over the last couple years. They’re more of a passing team, and that speaks when you look at their numbers.”


    The St. Joseph’s Prep sophomore said what really kicked off his interest in Ohio State was the first time he met Hartline in January. He said Hartline asked him if he wanted to be great, and that’s a question Harrison hadn’t been asked at that point.

    Harrison Sr. made his second documented appearance on Ohio State’s campus when he made the visit with his son Saturday. The previous time was when he visited during Ohio State’s Pro Day in March and former Ohio State receiver Terry McLaurin tweeted about their meeting. What has drawn Harrison Sr. to Ohio State, Harrison Jr. Said, is his affinity for Hartline.

    “He likes Coach Hartline as a coach,” Harrison Jr. said. “He knows that if I were to go there, he doesn’t have to worry about me not getting the right coaching. He and Coach Hartline agree on a lot of things and have a great relationship.”

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    NFL Hall of Famer Marvin Harrison makes his second appearance at Ohio State during the recruitment of his son Marvin Harrison Jr.. He attended the Scarlet and Gray Spring Game on April 13 2019.

    Harrison Jr. said it’s not only Hartline’s energy or his knowledge about the game and position, but it’s his ability to connect with his receivers. Harrison Jr. said he’s already felt that connection.

    “He has talked to me a couple times about just changing my mindset and how I think when I play,” Harrison Jr. said. “A lot of coaches can tell you to catch the ball or do this or do that, but he will approach those situations differently. I’ve seen him at practice, he would ask the receiver what was he thinking on this play and the after the player’s response, he would say, “Okay, well how about we attack that situation differently so we can get a better result. His mind just works differently and that’s what they preach in that wide receiver room – being different – and he certainly is a good example of that.”

    It’s more than Hartline too. Harrison Jr. had the opportunity to talk with the rest of the coaching staff and many players over the weekend. He said he can tell there are “great people” involved in the Ohio State program. He highlighted meeting former Buckeyes Michael Thomas and Dwayne Haskins, saying there’s “nothing (he) really dislikes” about Ohio State.

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    Philadelphia four-star 2021 wideout Marvin Harrison Jr. meets former Buckeye receiver Michael Thomas during his visit at the Ohio State spring game on April 13, 2019.

    With being said, Harrison Jr. and his quarterback, four-star No. 8 2021 quarterback Kyle McCord, who is also heavily interested in Ohio State, are planning on making a couple visits to Clemson this summer, where Harrison Jr. said he is expecting an offer. No decision regarding a commitment is expected before those visits.

    “I don’t know about Kyle, but if it feels like (Ohio State) is the best school for me out of all the schools, I see no reason to not commit,” Harrison Jr. said.

    McCord completed 201-of-302 passes for 2,883 yards and 38 touchdowns as a sophomore, and Harrison Jr. – 50 catches, 725 yards and eight touchdowns – was a large part of that. The dup led St. Joseph’s to another state title.
     
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    Marvin Harrison Jr. weighs in on Kyle McCord;s commitment
    When four-star Philadelphia quarterback Kyle McCord committed to Ohio State last week, besides the questions about how the Buckeyes’ quarterback situation would figure themselves out, the next concern was where McCord’s St. Joseph’s Prep teammate Marvin Harrison Jr. stood with Ohio State.

    Harrison, a four-star wideout who caught 50 of McCord’s 201 completions in 2018 on their way to a state title, has told Eleven Warriors recently that he and McCord talk about their recruitments frequently and would like to play together in college. They attended Ohio State’s spring game April 13 together, and his Hall of Fame father has shown blatant interest in his son going to Columbus.


    Harrison said when it came to McCord’s commitment, he knew that just because the decision was made early in the 2021 cycle it didn’t mean McCord made an impulsive decision on the Buckeyes.

    “I just told him to do what’s best for him,” Harrison said. “Me and Kyle have shared this recruiting process together, so i know what was going through his mind and I’m just happy for him. I know he has thought about his decision long and hard.”

    As far as what his teammate’s commitment means for his upcoming decision, Harrison said it certainly has an effect on what he will eventually choose when it comes time for him to commit.

    “Definitely. When high school is all said and done, I’ll have played three years with Kyle, so our connection will be even better than it already is now,” Harrison said. “And I think we can be an unstoppable duo at the next level.”

    Harrison has said he will make the decision that he feels is best for him, but his best friend and high school quarterback committing to Ohio State can’t possibly be a non-factor.

    The wideout will be making a visit or two to Clemson this summer while on a service project in South Carolina with McCord and others. He’s expecting an offer on that visit and wants to gauge what Clemson has to offer, but “no one is really close” to Ohio State in Harrison’s eyes at this point.

    “No matter what, I’m going to make a decision that’s going to be best for me,” Harrison said. “And as a receiver, obviously having a good quarterback helps a lot, but the scheme of the offense will have more effect on my decision rather than the quarterback.”
     
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