Arguably the best wide receiver in the state of Ohio narrowed down his list to a final five schools Thursday, and Ohio State remains in the thick of things for his services. Cleveland Heights' Jaylen Harris included the Buckeyes in the list he shared on Twitter along with Alabama, Michigan State, Penn State and Tennessee.
Truly Blessed, final 5 pic.twitter.com/DF4WjumByt— Jaylen Harris (@JHarris5_) August 4, 2016
Though Ohio State is considered the leader to land the 6-foot-5, 210-pounder, the staff is currently in a holding pattern as it awaits decisions from Trevon Grimes, of St. Thomas Aquinas in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Tyjon Lindsey, of Centennial High in Corona, California. Both are set to announce their college choices later this month — Lindsey on Aug. 22 and Grimes on Aug. 24 — at which time they are expected to pledge to the Buckeyes.
Ohio State is still in on a number of the country's top prospects with only a limited amount of open scholarships available, as well, which leaves Harris in a tricky spot. Though he's indicated in the past that he's in no hurry to make a decision, the Buckeyes already have 16 commitments for the cycle.
With the aforementioned announcements from Grimes and Lindsey — as well as those down the line from five-star safety Jeffrey Okudah; five-star running back Cam Akers; five-star linebacker Baron Browning; and five-star defensive tackle Jay Tufele, among others — there simply may not be enough room for Harris in the class.