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Why Bryce Harper Is College GameDay's Guest Picker Today

Bryce Harper in the dugout during a Nationals game.

MIAMI, FL - JULY 26: Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals in the dugout before the game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on July 26, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)

Today's Ohio State-Michigan game in Columbus is the site of the Week 13 episode of College GameDay. Last night, baseball superstar Bryce Harper revealed himself as the guest picker for the game.

Harper is at the center of one of the MLB off-season's biggest storylines. The Washington Nationals star outfielder at 2015 NL MVP is one of the sport's biggest free agents.

Harper is from Las Vegas, and played one year of junior college, so he didn't grow up a Buckeyes fan. He adopted the team through marriage.

His wife, Kayla Harper, is a former Buckeyes soccer star.

We're just getting to the final hour of College GameDay, including Bryce Harper's picks, which will take place inside of Ohio Stadium.

It is a fair bet that he'll be taking his wife's alma mater in this one.

The pick that he will make for the future of his MLB career is a bit more up in the air.

He could, of course, stay with the Nationals, but division rival Philadelphia Phillies may actually be the favorite, and there have been plenty of rumors about big money clubs like the New York Yankees, Chicago Cubs, and Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Game will kick off at noon on FOX. For the first time in years, the Wolverines are the favorite, and are currently in line for the College Football Playoff.