ASU pursuing Georgia Linebacker

With the emphasis the Arizona State program puts on discipline and character, it's only natural that it would recruit prospects from programs such as Georgia Military College. Legrande Harley admitted that the transition to his current school wasn't all that smooth, but the linebacker has adapted and would embrace playing for a team with a similar culture such as the Sun Devils.

"Arizona State offered me after school ended around May 18th," Harley said. "I'm being recruited by Bo Graham and he really likes my speed (reported a 40-time of 4.5 seconds), how I fly around the ball and how I can strike people. He said I could play different positions (at linebacker) because of my speed. I'll play wherever they need me.

"He was out here watching me in spring practice, he showed the head coach my film and they offered me. I know It's (ASU) an up and coming program and I want to learn more about it. I'm scheduled to go up there on a visit on October 26th." The 6-1 230-pound LeGrande Harley prepped at Durham (N.C.) Southern High School where he earned all-conference honors. Due to playing linebacker only in his senior year plus having insufficient grades he didn't attract much recruiting attention and was forced to go the junior college route and landed at Georgia Military College in Milledgeville, Ga.

"I knew about the Military discipline before I got here," Harley remarked, "But when I got here I never knew it would be like this and didn't expect it. But I went through it and it all worked out. I'm used to it now.

"Being disciplined off the field helps me be focused on the field."

Due to an ankle injury, Harley played in just five games for the Bulldogs in 2012 collecting 33 tackles, six for them for loss, and two sacks.

West Virginia, who he plans to take a visit to this month, as well as Southern Mississippi are his only two major offers. North Carolina State and Ole Miss are schools the linebacker noted as showing a lot of interest and could potentially offer.

"Distance doesn't matter to me," Harley stated. "I want to a school where the coaches and players will treat me as family. I want my mother to feel the same way too when she goes on the trip with me because she's a big part of my decision."

Harley, who is currently attending summer school, is hoping to graduate in December and will know closer to the end of summer if that goal is attainable or not. Either way he will be a three for two player in terms of eligibility.

Legrande Harley highlights.


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