Ohio CB Brandon Harrison Has Two on Top

Defensive back <b>Brandon Harrison</b> from Chaminade-Julienne High School in Dayton, Ohio is another name that has recently popped back up on the Michigan recruiting radar. An early Notre Dame commitment, Harrison has opened up his recruitment again since the firing of Irish head coach Tyronne Willingham. <br><br> He will visit Ann Arbor this weekend. And, he told GoBlueWolverine, he now reports <b>two schools in the lead for him.</b><br>

The defensive back position has been a pressing need for this year's recruiting class, particularly cornerback. With the recent commitment to Penn State of five-star prospect Justin King, the Michigan staff has gotten back in the recruiting race for Scout.com's No. 16 rated defensive back in the country -- who will be making an official visit to Michigan this weekend.

5 foot 8 1/2, 190 lb. Brandon Harrison from Chaminade-Julienne High School in Dayton, Ohio is lightening fast. He clocked a 4.25 in the 40 at the Nike Camp held at Ohio State University last summer. While Harrison doesn't have the classic height of a typical Michigan defensive back, being under 5-11, he did record an impressive 37.3-inch vertical leap and a 4.28 shuttle at the OSU Nike Camp. And in the passing drills, the physical Harrison was the best bump-and-run cover corner that we at GBW saw this past spring in our half-dozen Nike Camp scouting trips.

Michigan has recently jumped back into the recruiting picture for Harrison. A commitment to Notre Dame since June, he recently opened things up after the Irish fired head coach Tyronne Willingham. GoBlueWolverine Magazine spoke Monday with Harrison to get his latest thoughts.

"I'm not still committed to Notre Dame," he said. "I visited Iowa last weekend and will go to Michigan this weekend, it's down to those two."

Harrison has received an offer from Iowa, but hadn't been offered by the Wolverines. "Michigan would contact me once in a while," he said. "I'm hearing from them more now, and Coach (Jim) Herrmann was in my house this (Monday) evening and told me I had an offer. I haven't spoken to Coach (Lloyd) Carr yet but I expect to this week before I go up for my visit."

Is there a possibility of a commitment to the Wolverines during the visit?

"Anything can happen," Harrison said.

If he doesn't make a decision this weekend he said he wasn't sure when he would decide.

Chaminade-Julienne's season ended Nov. 20 with a 21-13 loss to Memorial of Troy, Ohio. The Eagles finished the season with an 9-4 record and while Harrison didn't have tackling stats available, he did report four interceptions on the season. "Most teams wouldn't throw my way," he said. "So I'm happy with the four INT's I grabbed this season."

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