Harrison Waiting Patiently For OSU's Next Move

Dayton Chaminade-Julienne defensive back Brandon Harrison turned in a fine performance at the state track meet over the weekend, finishing sixth in the 100-meter dash in Division I. Click this link for an update on Harrison's plans for this summer and a rundown of which schools have already offered.

In a star studded array of athletes at the state track and field meet this past weekend, one of the best and brightest in attendance was Dayton Chaminade-Julienne defensive back Brandon Harrison.

The 5-10, 190-pound Harrison ended up sixth in the state in the Division I 100-meter race with a time of 10.9 seconds. His time of 10.81 seconds in the prelims Friday was identical to the time Kent Roosevelt's Sam Perkins turned in Saturday's finals. Harrison‘s best time in the 100 this year was 10.5 seconds.

"It was fun," Harrison said of his state meet experience. "It was real fun. I've been competing against a lot of these guys all season, so that's kind of neat."

Harrison already has a wide array of scholarship offers, including Florida, Tennessee, Notre Dame, Iowa, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Northwestern, Illinois, Boston College, Maryland and Pittsburgh.

He said he had not finalized his summer camp plans, but indicated he planned to attend camps at "Michigan, Notre Dame and some of the others in this area. I'd like to see Florida and Iowa, but I'm not sure if I'll make there or not. I'm not sure about Ohio State."

Harrison said that OSU assistant Jim Heacock called him last Monday, the final day of the May calling period for college coaches.

"Yeah, he called on Monday," Harrison said. "He said they got my tape and he wants to show it to Coach Tressel. He said they would then be in contact with my coach (C-J's Jim Place).

"He said he wants to offer me a scholarship. That's all right."

When asked for his current favorites, Harrison said, "Michigan, Michigan State, Iowa, Notre Dame, Tennessee, Florida, Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois, Boston College. I haven't visited them all yet so it's hard to say."

Harrison is ranked as Ohio's eighth-best prospect by Ohio High. He intercepted five passes as a sophomore and had two picks as a junior.

He gained attention for his marks at the April 18 Nike Camp at OSU, where he was clocked at a brisk 4.25 seconds in the 40-yard dash. He also did 18 reps on the 185-pound bench press.

Harrison is qualified academically with a 3.1 GPA and a 910 on the SAT.

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