The highest rated member of Ohio State's 2019 class is now "officially" a Buckeye as Zach Harrison shed his black stripe on Friday.
— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) April 12, 2019
The No. 2 strongside defensive end and No. 12 overall player in the country, Harrison chose Ohio State on the December signing day after a lengthy recruiting battle with Penn State and Michigan.
Harrison joins Garrett Wilson as the second early enrollee to lose his black stripe during his first spring practice. It is the first time since the black stripe tradition started that two true freshman shed their stripes during spring practice.
Given that Friday's practice was the last of spring, Harrison's black stripe removal will be the final one until fall camp begins in late July or early August.
|NAME||POSITION||YEAR||DATE OF REMOVAL|
|LOGAN HITTLE||LB||SR||MARCH 21|
|CADE KACHERSKI||LB||SO||MARCH 21|
|BEN SCHMIESING||LB||SO||MARCH 21|
|JUSTIN FIELDS||QB||SO||MARCH 25|
|DARRYL SINCLAIR||CB||JR||MARCH 25|
|MAX WRAY||OL||RS FR||APRIL 1|
|RYAN BATSCH||SAF||SO||APRIL 1|
|GARRETT WILSON||WR||FR||APRIL 8|
|AUSTIN KUTSCHER||WR||SO||APRIL 8|
|ZACH HARRISON||DE||FR||APRIL 12|