BEAREA, Ohio -- At 6-foot-5.5, 240-pounds, it’s easy to see why top college programs like Michigan, Ohio State and Notre Dame have all offered Lewis Center (Ohio) Olentangy Orange 2019 defensive end Zachary Harrison.
He simply looks the part of a big time college prospect.
And, well, he is starting to make his way to all his top schools on his offer list, too. He has already been on campus visits to Ohio State, Penn State, Michigan, Notre Dame and Michigan State. He was on Notre Dame’s campus last weekend and took in a Michigan visit right before the Irish.
In an interview with The Michigan Insider, Harrison reflected on his first trip to Ann Arbor, Mich., to check out the Wolverines.
“It was nice, I liked it a lot,” he said.
Adding he had a distinct message from U-M defensive line coach Greg Mattison during his trip.
“I remember coach Mattison, the first thing he said to me: ‘I want to coach you,’” he recalled. “That’s the first thing he said to me and then walked away. It resonated with me a lot.”
Now that Harrison has been up to Michigan, he says he “definitely” would like to make his way up for a return visit.
“I would probably be up there for a game day most likely,” he said.
While he may live just north of Columbus, Ohio, Harrison was adamant that he’s not huge into the Michigan-Ohio State rivalry.
“I really didn’t get into watching football really till three or four years ago,” he said. “I just happened to like Ohio State because they are close by. So that whole Ohio State thing, Michigan, that doesn’t really sway my mind very much.”