Daetrich Harrington rushed for a district-leading 1,415 yard as a senior on his way to first-team 6-A All-State, 6-A All-Region 5, and All-Douglas County honors. Over the final two seasons at Alexander Highs School Harrington rushed for 2,942 yards (6.5 per carry), 17 100-yard games, and 32 touchdowns, and caught 26 passes for 492 yards (18.8 per reception) and four touchdowns. He also occasionally returned kickoffs for a 32.4 yard average and three more scores.
All told, Harrington accounted for 3,909 all-purpose yards for 170.0 yards per game and 39 total scores.
Harrington brings a different type of physical presence to the position than App State has enjoyed during the Marcus Cox era. He’s a long, sliding type of runner who not only has great burst with his long strides, but also bring some power and leverage in short-yardage and goal-line situations. Harrington is comfortable in Appalachian’s zone-read offense and will remind Mountaineer fans of Travaris Cadet with his slashing style. Expect Harrington to provide an interesting change-of-pace for opposing defenses.
RECRUITING COORDINATOR & COACH SCOT SLOAN ANALYSIS
DAETRICH HARRINGTON HIGHLIGHTS
KEY MOMENT: At 4:17, you see Harrington work in the red zone, taking the zone-read hand off, weaving through traffic, even stopping at one point and re-starting in another direction.
APP STATE MANIA ANALYSIS
Harrington is a natural runner with a great long stride and a wicked stiff arm. It’s surprising in watching his highlights how many times defenders fail to even get a hand on him, even when he’s running in traffic. Has a tendency to bounce to the edge often and will need to learn the patience to let inside lanes open up, but an explosive home-run threat on every carry.