Ohio State had Dijon Johnson already committed, but is looking for at least two, if not three more cornerbacks to add to him in their 2023 recruiting class.
A very realistic option for the Buckeyes to fill one of those spots is Miami (FL) Gulliver Prep’s Daniel Harris, who made an official visit (and his first visit) to Ohio State this past weekend.
“It was good,” Harris said of his trip. “Everything was good. The coaches were good. I got to spend a lot of time with Coach Walton, meet all of the players, see the school, a lot of things like that. It was a great experience. I had a really good time.”
Spending time with the staff in person was a highlight of the visit for Harris.
“I spent the most time with Coach Walton, my position coach,” he explained. “Our relationship got closer seeing him in person, we spent a lot of time together this weekend. He is a good guy and good coach. He showed me how he coaches his up his guys and was testing me on coverages, things like that.
“I also spent time with Coach Day. He is a great coach and person. He was telling me how Ohio State can offer me resources and a staff that can help me get where I want to be.”
Harris’s player host while on his visit was a familiar face from South Florida.
“My host was Ryan Turner,” he shared. “I already knew Ryan because we played each other down here. But I got along with all of the players. I met all of the corners and they took me out. We were chilling, watching the game (NBA Finals), having a good time.”
Following this visit, where do the Buckeyes stand for the four-star prospect?
“They’re real high right now,” he responded when asked. “They moved up a lot. Meeting the staff in person, hanging out with the players, seeing how nice the campus was, it’s just a great spot.”
Harris already took a visit to Michigan the first weekend in June. He goes to Georgia this coming weekend and then takes his last visit to Penn State the weekend of June 24. After that, he’ll go into decision mode.
“I’m going to make a decision before the season,” he told Buckeye Scoop. “Probably the end of July, maybe early August. What I’m going to be looking at is if the school feels like home, having the chance to compete for time as a freshman, having a good relationship with the players and coaches, and the environment, it has to be somewhere I am comfortable.”