"It was Kentucky or SLU and the only reason I didn't want to go to to Kentucky was the distance," Harrellson said. "But I can't let my dream be controlled by distance and if I want to play at the next level I have to leave sometime."
The 6-foot-9, 260-pound center from Southwestern Illinois Junior College took a visit to Kentucky two weeks ago and hit it off with the coaching staff and players.
"I really enjoyed it," Harrellson said. "I had a lot of fun. I made a lot of friends, I clicked with my teammates and I just had a really good time."
"I built a really great [relationship] with them in a short amount of time," he continued.