For those who don't know, Harrison is a top 4 overall recruit on the 247 composite. Background info:
- 247 page
- A previous MGoBoard update (July 11, 2018)
- The latest MGoBoard update I could find (July 31, 2018)
- Here's a link to the article from Bleacher Report
To be honest, there's not much info. Still, some interesting quotations came up.
- On Michigan:
"Coach Matti [defensive line coach Greg Mattison] is one of the best to ever do it. And Joey Velazquez's [a 2019 commit] father coached me in the fourth grade, so I know him and some of the other guys very well. Similar comfort to Penn State."
Adds Tracey [his mom] on Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh: "You can't really put your finger on the word that describes him, his approach to life and his approach to football and approach to players. It's just different."
- On Penn State:
"I like Coach [James] Franklin a lot. They've built a really good program, and I'm really close to some of the current [Penn State] commits in my recruiting class It's a close-knit team, and I can see that when I'm up there."
- On Ohio State:
"Obviously, Coach Jay [defensive line coach Larry Johnson] is one of the best, if not the best to ever do it on the defensive line. They win a lot of games. And if I go there, I'd be a hometown hero."
- On the Ohio State scandal:
The Harrisons haven't explored the situation in depth. "It just has to play out," Tracey says. "I don't know if that's going to change his mind either way. Zach is far more focused on Orange football right now."
- There's some speculation that Harrison has good enough hands to be a tight end prospect.
- Harrison wants to take at least one more gameday visit to all three schools.
There's not too much new info, here. I think his feedback about the Meyer situation sounds genuine, especially given his deliberate approach.
I'm not sure how to read into that Harbaugh quotation. I'm not sure if mum digs Michigan's head coach, honestly. That she could favor him over Meyer would be mind-blowing, however. Franklin might be the ultimate winner from Meyer's character suicide.
However, I'm glad to see some mention of Coach Mattison, and I was unaware of the Velazquez connection. If Michigan has a good season, gameday visit idea may end up working in Michigan's favor. It's not much to build an opinion on, but at least things don't look bad.