Harrison has Broncos on Top

One of the top track guys in California can also do it on the football field. Oxnard (CA) Rio Mesa cornerback/receiver Josh Harrison is ranked 15th nationally in the Long Jump and his 23.45 was the best leap in California this year. However it's for his play on the gridiron that he boasts four offers as he heads into his senior season, and the Broncos, he says, are of particular interest to him..

"Idaho, Idaho State, Nevada and Boise State have offered me," said Josh Harrison, who has grown a bit recently and now stands 5-11, 175lbs.

"Arizona, Oregon, Washington and Washington State have all been recruiting me and so has Fresno State."

Harrison, though, is in no hurry to make a decision now that he has some offers under his belt.

"I'm going to try and get more offers and have a big season," said Harrison. "Everyone is up in there. I like them all."

One school in particular that Harrison likes is Boise State, and he took an unofficial trip to the land of the Blue Turf earlier this summer.

"I liked it a lot," said Harrison. "It was a good atmosphere and a good campus. It also has a good coaching staff. I got to meet all of the coaches."

Harrison said he would like to take an official trip there this fall, as well as visit Fresno State, Washington State, Oregon and Arizona.

"Basically, schools have said that they want to watch the first few games and then the paper scholarships will come," said Harrison.

A gifted two-way prospect, Harrison can play either cornerback or receiver, and he said he has no preference either way.

"I can play both DB and receiver," said Harrison. "I'm pretty good at both of them so I don't mind either one."

Harrison said he'd like to get in the 185-190 range before going to college and said he's closer to 6-0.

One of the top long-jumpers in the nation, Harrison had the best mark in the state. He was ranked 15th nationally and his 23.45 was the best leap in California this year. He's hoping to do track in college and he may add the triple jump to his repertoire in college.

Last season as a junior, Harrison helped Rio Mesa to the CIF Division IV semifinals, with three interceptions and 12 tackles from his corner spot.

Academically, he has a 3.0 GPA and took the SAT earlier this spring.

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