Englewood’s Harrison loved Gator Junior Day

For Devonte Harrison, Florida’s Junior Day experience was eye opening and one he won’t forget. The Jacksonville Englewood star running back and cornerback didn’t get offered while on campus, but the Florida staff made him feel quite comfortable.

It was a real pleasure to talk to Devonte Harrison after his visit at Florida. Harrison plays for my Alma Mater in Jacksonville and is the first I have interviewed from the school in my 12 years on the job. He represents the black and gold Rams well and had quite a few good things to say about the orange and blue.

“It was nice, I loved it,” Harrison said about the Junior Day trip to Florida. “It was a really good experience. It was great to see the facilities and meet the coaching staff and some of the players that were there on campus.”

Harrison plays both running back and cornerback for the Rams but prefers defense where he beliees he plays his best ball.

“Hopefully they will recruit me at cornerback, but they didn’t say much today,” he said. “They just gave us a tour and showed us stuff. Hopefully I will continue to get recruited and get an offer.”

It was the first real taste of the big time for Harrison and he was impressed with the amount of time Florida pushed the academic side of things.

“What stood out to me was how welcoming the coaches were and how much the education was a big priority there,” he said. “They make sure you keep up with your education and try to get you done in three years. You always have your education if things don’t work out playing football after school.”

At 5-foot-11 and 176 pounds, he may need to add some strength to his body but he has plenty of height to play big time football at cornerback. His ability on the field is currently drawing interest from the likes of Wake Forest, Indiana, Iowa State, Army, Purdue, and Colorado.

Harrison has his head on straight and knows what he is looking for in a program.

“I am looking for a good coaching staff where they care about the players and where education is important,” he said. “I want to major in Law, so that is important. I also don’t want it to be too far away from home and my family to like it.”

His visiting isn’t over and plans on a few trips upcoming.

“I want to go to visit USF and UCF, I also want to get to Wake Forest,” Harrison said. “I really want to go back to Florida for a spring practice.”

Pretty new to the recruiting scene, Scout.com will keep you informed of Harrison’s recruitment as the process continues.


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