Four-star receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. out of St. John's Prep in Philadelphia has committed to Ohio State, the junior announced on Twitter on Thursday.
The nation's No. 8-ranked receiver, a high school teammate of Buckeyes 2021 quarterback commit Kyle McCord, becomes the sixth commit in the 2021 class by choosing the Buckeyes over other top options Clemson, Florida, LSU and Michigan.
The Harrison File
- Class: 2021
- Size: 6-foot-4/184 lbs
- Pos: WR
- School: St. John's Prep (Philadelphia, Pa.)
- Composite Rating: ★★★★
- Composite Rank: 8 (WR)
Harrison is the latest in the line of top-level receiver recruits that Brian Hartline has brought to Columbus, as he joins the big 2020 class in addition to 2021 receiver Jayden Ballard.
All of Ohio State's 2021 commits are ranked in the top 125, and Harrison's commitment also gives the Buckeyes their sixth top-100 receiver commitment between the 2020 and 2021 classes:
- Julian Fleming (No. 3, 2020)
- Jaxon Smith-Njigba (No. 57, 2020)
- Gee Scott Jr. (No. 64, 2020)
- Mookie Cooper (No. 78, 2020)
- Marvin Harrison Jr. (No. 54, 2021)
- Jayden Ballard (No. 74, 2021)
Harrison, the son of Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receiver Marvin Harrison, is the No. 5-ranked junior in Pennsylvania, right behind the state's second-best prospect in McCord.
Harrison visited the Buckeyes in February and again in April for their spring game, and though he hasn't been back since, he is comfortable enough with Hartline, Ryan Day and the rest of the staff to give his pledge.
|NAME||POSITION||OVERALL RANKING||POSITION RANKING||DATE OF COMMITMENT|
|JACK SAWYER||DE||No. 2||No. 2||FEB 3, 2019|
|KYLE MCCORD||QB||No. 29||No. 5 (PRO-STYLE)||APRIL 30, 2019|
|JAYDEN BALLARD||WR||No. 74||No. 12||JUNE 21, 2019|
|BEN CHRISTMAN||OT||No. 50||No. 9||JUNE 26, 2019|
|REID CARRICO||LB||No. 126||No. 3 (ILB)||SEPT. 10, 2019|
|MARVIN HARRISON JR.||WR||No. 54||No. 8||OCT. 31, 2019|
Ohio State adds to an already stacked receivers room, one that could become even more crowded if the Buckeyes land one of their next two biggest targets in Emeka Egbuka or Beaux Collins, and Troy Stellato is another who could soon join the fray. Stellato's commitment could be around the corner as the next 2021 commit.