The Ohio State football program is no longer recruiting five-star defensive end Micah Parsons, according to Colin Haas-Hill of The Lantern.
Ohio State’s decision comes after the Buckeyes self-reported a violation that occurred when Parsons was making his official visit to Columbus on Sept. 9.
That day, Parsons stopped by the set of ESPN’s College GameDay which was visiting town when he took photos and met with Kirk Herbstreit and Eddie George, two Ohio State legends.
Unfortunately, because they are now members of the media, his quick interaction was an NCAA violation.
“As such, a violation of NCAA Bylaws 13.10.1 and 18.104.22.168 occurred, as members of the media may not be present during an institution’s recruiting contact with a prospect and a prospect may not participate in team activities that would make the public or media aware of the prospect’s visit to the institution,” the self-violation report said.
Parsons, the top-ranked weakside defensive end in the Class of 2018 and the No. 4 overall prospect in the nation, is currently being recruited by Penn State, Georgia and Oklahoma.
The Pennsylvania native appears to be leaning heavily towards the Nittany Lions and we should learn his decision soon.
— BLESSEDMVP (@Micah_Parsons11) December 19, 2017