Cornerback Brandon Harrison of Dayton Chaminade-Julienne is known as one of Ohio's fastest players, and he's been proving it this spring.
"Last week, I ran a 10.5 (100 meters) in competition. It was a meet record and a school record," he said. "It was nice, but it was not what I want it to be. I think I have a better time in me."
Harrison has been getting lighter this spring to help with track.
"I lost a little weight," he said. "I had to come down about ten pounds. I'm about 193.
"I can't lift right now because I want to stay sharp. I can't wait to get back to it."
Track is a big part of Harrison's life, and he hopes to continue it in college.
"I want to run track in college. I'm not sure if it will weigh into my decision, but I want to run for sure," he said.
Recruiting is starting to pick up as well. Some of the biggest programs in America are extending scholarship offers.
"USC came in (yesterday). Coach said he would offer me on the spot if it was up to him, but (head coach Pete Carroll) has to make that decision. They are going to get back to me."
Where do the Buckeyes stand right now?
"Ohio State said they were going to try to get me an offer," Harrison said. "They want me to camp. I'm not going to do any one-day camps.
"Last year, they pulled me aside with a few other players... They said then and they said now that I'm No. 3 on their list behind (Jamario) O'Neal and (Adam) Myers-White."
Harrison will have a busy summer, but partly because he wants to run summer track and prepare for next season.
"We really want to make a run this year," he said of his team. "We are going to make a run and we are going to take it. 18 starters returning.
"Our quarterback played some last year because Anthony (Turner) was hurt. So we changed our workouts. It is so intense. We are going to be in the best shape ever. We're going to be bigger and stronger. That was a problem last year."
Harrison's hopes and goals for the team are high, and he believes they will prove their status if they perform well.
"With our schedule, we should be ranked nationally if we beat Northmont, Elder and Louisville Trinity. Kettering Alter's in there too," Harrison said. "We have the kind of schedule that'll get us nationally ranked."
Harrison, who patterns his game after Charles Woodson's coverage ability and John Lynch's hitting, is excited about defensive changes that will be coming this year.
"We've always run straight man, but now we're going to run some zone," he said. "That'll give me a chance to give some better hits. I don't know if I prefer the hit or the interception."
It doesn't sound like Harrison will be done with recruiting before the season starts though.
"I always thought I wanted to verbal before the season, but now I don't know," he said. "There are so many schools I had not thought about before that are coming in."
This story originally published on Bucknuts.com