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Ohio State WR Target Drake Harris Commits to Michigan

EAST LANSING, MI - SEPTEMBER 29:  Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on while playing the Michigan State Spartans at Spartan Stadium on September 29, 2012 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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David RegimbalFeatured ColumnistApril 15, 2013

In the recruiting war that's currently underway between Ohio State coach Urban Meyer and Michigan coach Brady Hoke, both have won a significant battle over the last seven days.

Last week it was the Buckeyes who notched a victory when 4-star linebacker Kyle Berger verbally committed to Ohio State over Michigan.

On Sunday, Hoke and the Wolverines countered by landing one of Michigan's top high school recruits in Drake Harris, a 4-star prospect out of Grand Rapids. Harris announced his decision on Twitter:

Just officially committed to The University Of Michigan!

— Drake Harris™ (@drizzygetbusy01) April 14, 2013

Harris gave his commitment to the Wolverines just two days after having a "great time" visiting the Ohio State campus. The 4-star wide out left Columbus to attend Michigan's spring game on Saturday, then committed to the Wolverines Sunday afternoon.

On why he chose Michigan over offers from Ohio State, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Notre Dame and many others, Harris told 247Sports.com, "Just the love and trust I have with everyone here at Michigan, it's just the right place for me."

Meyer and the Buckeyes were fighting an uphill battle against the Wolverines ever since Harris decommitted from Michigan State to consider other schools. Harris was spending a lot of time on the Michigan campus and growing comfortable with many of the coaches and players there.

Despite the loss of Harris, Ohio State appears to be in good shape on the wide receiver front. Meyer has already secured a commitment from 4-star prospect Parris Campbell and leads for another elite 4-star receiver in Demarre Kitt.

This won't be the last recruit deciding between two of college football's greatest rivals, but for right now, Brady Hoke and the Wolverines have notched the latest victory.

*All recruit rankings per 247Sports.com.

 

David Regimbal is the lead Ohio State football writer for Bleacher Report.
Follow him on Twitter @davidreg412

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