COLUMBUS (WCMH) – It’s the day hardcore college football fans think about all years long, National Signing Day, when high school stars can officially sign with colleges.
At Ohio State, it was a day with mostly good news.
Early Wednesday morning, a couple committed recruits changed their mind and chose other schools, most notably a defensive back from St. Thomas Aquinas in Florida. He decided to sign with Alabama instead.
The class was looking a little shaky until 12:30pm when Olentangy Orange’s Zach Harrison made a widely-anticipated announcement.
Harrison is the top-rated player in Ohio for this year and a top 5 player nationally. He decided to stay home and sign with the Buckeyes.
Harrison joins 14 other talented players, most notably, receiver Garrett Wilson from Austin, Texas. Wilson is perhaps the best wideout in the nation this year.
“This is one of the most important days of my life, one of the best days of my life. So, when I look back on this day for years and it’s really a blessing being in this scenario where I’m signing to a school like Ohio State,” said Wilson.
The top-rated center in the country, Harry Miller from Georgia also signed with the Buckeyes.
Some in-state players, Mentor’s Noah Potter and Ryan Jacoby signed early Wednesday morning.
Incoming head coach Ryan Day says this year’s class is about quality over quantity.
“Anytime you’re competing you’re competing for recruits you’re competing on the field and this is one of those ones we had to win he’s down the street and that was a big add for us,” said Day.
For a complete look at Ryan Day’s comments, take a look at the video above.