Tigers Show Interest in Columbia ATH

Richland Northeast standout Calvin Harrison will be one of the top defensive backs in South Carolina next season.

DB Calvin Harrison
6-1, 180, 4.5
Richland Northeast High School
Columbia, South Carolina

The 6-1, 180 pound prospect had an outstanding junior season for Richland Northeast. "I had 81 tackles, five tackles for loss, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and eight passes broken up," Harrison told CUTigers.com in a recent interview.

The star defensive back is still waiting on his first offers, but several schools are showing significant interest. "I don't have any offers yet. I am getting interest from Carolina, Clemson, Tennessee, North Carolina State and East Carolina," said Harrison.

When asked if he has any early favorites, Harrison responded, "I kind of lean towards Tennessee and South Carolina right now."

The strengths are numerous for this outstanding defensive back. "I am a great cover guy. I like playing press man-to-man coverage. I have a lot of speed.

"I am going to try to get stronger this year though and hit the weights hard. I also want to get my 40 time down and my cover skills."

Who is recruiting the South Carolina standout the hardest at this time? "I would probably say Clemson or East Carolina.

"This weekend I went to North Carolina State and East Carolina. They were pretty good. State had nice facilities. They showed me a lot of interest. East Carolina had a nice weight room. They have one of the tops in the nation."

The talented defender is planning to visit one more junior day in March. "I am trying to work with the coaches. I want to see where I can go in March," added Harrison.

The Columbia native's camp plans are also already taking shape. "I am going to the Nike in Athens. I am also going to US Army combine down in Georgia. I will be going to Clemson and Wake Forest also," said Harrison.

Coach Brad Scott is recruiting Harrison for the Tigers. We will continue to keep you updated on this outstanding defensive back from South Carolina, right up through signing day 2006.

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