Harrison has plans to see Alabama

Alabama has been hot on the recruiting trail with five commitments in the last week, but it is not slowing down on the road. One prospect visited this week has already set up a visit date despite being committed to an ACC program.

Though currently committed to North Carolina and the program's longest tenured 2015 verbal pledge at that, Ronnie Harrison Jr. remains a commodity for several schools in the 2015 cycle.

The 6-foot-2, 200-pound Scout.com three-star out of Tallahasee (Fla.) Florida State University School has added several offers since committing to the Tar Heels last summer, and more programs have been inquiring about the junior this spring.

Alabama became the latest with a visit to the school to see Harrison on Thursday. Assistant coach Lance Thompson stopped by FSU High.

"Yeah, they said they want me to come visit and meet with Coach [Nick] Saban and Coach [Kirby] Smart," he said. "So I'll be down there in June. It will be the first through the fourth."

Saban's staff will be hosting its first summer camp session those same days, though the Floridian hasn't yet decided if he will participate or just take in Tuscaloosa during that time.

A scholarship offer from the Crimson Tide staff could be on the table at some point during that summer visit.

"Sounds like all I have to do is visit and meet with Coach Saban and an offer should come from there, but he didn't specifically say," Harrison said.

But what was said had plenty to do with letting the sought after prospect know that he was firmly on Alabama's radar.

"Coach Thompson said he likes my range and my length and he said there aren't many guys my size that have the athletic ability that I have," Harrison said. "Alabama is recruiting me to play safety.

"An offer would mean a lot and he said he just wants me to visit I don't have to do the camp."

As for his longstanding pledge to Larry Fedora's program, it's still seemingly solid.

"Right now, I'm 100 percent committed to UNC," he said. "But I'm still open to recruiting."

Harrison listed LSU, Florida, Kentucky, NC state, Louisville, Cincinnati, East Carolina and South Florida as schools still in contention for his signature. Each of those programs has already offered him a verbal scholarship.

Scout currently tabs him as the nation's No. 28 safety prospect in the class of 2015.


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