Top-flight recruit Zach Harrison missed the season opener for the Olentangy Orange High School football team with a bone bruise and his status is undetermined for the Pioneers’ home game against Watterson on Aug. 31.
The 6-foot-6, 245-pound defensive end is rated by several recruiting services as the state’s top college recruit in the senior class.
“Zach has a bone bruise and it caused some soreness in one of his MCLs, but structurally he’s fine,” said coach Zebb Schroeder, whose team defeated Worthington Kilbourne 27-26 in its opener Aug. 24. “The swelling didn’t go down as quickly as we thought, but he’s getting treatment and icing it down. He’s a week-to-week decision because we want to be cautious and not bring him back too soon.”
Harrison was first-team all-state, all-district and all-league last fall, leading the Pioneers with 18.5 tackles for loss and 7.5 sacks on 34.5 total tackles. As a tight end, he had nine receptions for 173 yards and four touchdowns.