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Blinn College DB Dominique Harrison recaps Arizona State visit

Arizona State has remaining scholarships in 2017 and a need at cornerback. Dominique Harrison is one potential solution to that challenge for the Sun Devils.

Signing day came and went without a scholarship offer for Dominique Harrison but that doesn't mean he definitely won't be playing FCS football this year. 

A 5-foot-11, 175 pound defensive back at Blinn College in Brenham, Texas, Harrison is generating increased interest in recent weeks. Arizona State and West Virginia offered a scholarship and others, including Colorado, Miami, Tulsa and TCU have been in contact. 

The question is not about whether Harrison can play at the highest college level, but if he'll be able to graduate from Blinn with all his requirements completed by the end of summer school this year. If he does, Harrison is especially intriguing because he earned a medical hardship in his first year and would have four years to play three seasons at the Division I level beginning with the 2017 season. 

Colleges aren't sure yet if Harrison will make it. He isn't sure yet either, but worst case scenario he's a high profile 2018 recruit with three years to play two seasons as a mid-year transfer in December. 

So Arizona State brought in Harrison for an official visit last weekend and is monitoring his academic status closely. He could become an addition to the Sun Devils' 2017 roster in a secondary that can use all the help it can get. 

"I thought it was nice it had a good atmosphere and the people were nice," Harrison said of ASU. "They said I was a major priority and they know I can come in and make an impact for their team."

Harrison has been communicating with ASU secondary coach T.J. Rushing and new defensive coordinator Phil Bennett. He was showed around the campus and facilities and got to spend time with current Sun Devils. 

"Yeah the facilities are in the making right now, they are going to look futuristic, so yeah they are going to be nice and I think they said the will be ready right when fall hits," Harrison said, noting the advanced technology that will be incorporated into the meeting rooms.

They players were cool, I talked to (sophomore wide receiver) Ryan Newsome, he's a good dude, I could relate to him in a lot of things. The players said the coaches are going to be real with you they are not going to sugar coat anything."

As a redshirt freshman in 2016, Harrison led Blinn with four interceptions while also posting 23 tackles and 10 pass breakups.

"I didn't really start until the fifth game, so I had to work my way into that role," Harrison said in a previous interview with Scout. "I really can play both zone or press coverage, but most of my picks came from one-on-one coverage. I attack the ball in the air as if I'm the receiver."

A native of Houston, Texas, Harrison is planning to see how his recruitment further develops as his academic situation becomes clear through the spring and into summer. 

"Yeah, I'm not going to rush into anything, I'm going to evaluate all my options and see what's best for me," he said. "I might take a couple more visits this spring."

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