RECRUITING: Percy Harvin talks recruiting

Percy Harvin is widely considered one of the top overall prospects in the entire country. The 5-11, 185-pound receiver from Virginia Beach (Va.) Landstown is having an exceptional senior season to back it up. "I have 52 catches for 955 yards right now and if you count rushing and special teams I have scored 27 touchdowns," Harvin said. "It's been fun. I'm just working hard, trying to get ready for the playoffs."

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Harvin, a full academic qualifier, talked about what makes him different on the football field. "Speed kills," he said. "That's what it's all about. I got it and I know how to use it."

Harvin, who is a favorite to win a state championship in track season, talked about the recruiting process on Sunday night as well. "Everything's going good so far," he said. "I've taken two visits and I got two more lined up. I'm not sure if I'm even gonna take a fifth one yet."

The talented receiver spent the weekend before last at Southern Cal on an official visit. He talked about that. "It was far but it was OK," he said. "They throw the ball a lot and they're getting a lot of guys involved. Plus, they're winning a lot. I liked it."

That was his second visit of the year. He visited the University of Florida back in September. "I went to Florida the weekend they played Tennessee," he said. "The atmosphere there was crazy. The players were cool and the I liked the coaches. They need receivers bad after this year so there's a good opportunity there."

Michigan is up next on the schedule. "I have a sister at Eastern Michigan so I'll be able to see her," he said. "Michigan's got a lot of tradition and they're coming at me hard."

Harvin's fourth visit will be to the University of Miami. "I'm going there the last weekend of the regular season (Nov. 26)," he said. "I grew up looking at Miami. I liked them a lot early but then it kinda got shaky there because they really weren't throwing much in the early part of the season. When they did, it seemed like the tight end was catching everything. They're doing better with it now."

The talented receiver is not sure whether or not he'll take a fifth visit. Florida State has been mentioned as a possibility. "Maybe but I'm not sure I'll even take that last one," he said. "I'm not sure exactly when I'll do it but I'll probably know after my visit to Miami."

Harvin was hoping to be at Lane Stadium on Saturday night but he was unable to make it. "I didn't go but Damon (McDaniel) did and he loved it," he said. "I knew Tech was way overrated and I knew Miami would come to play. They looked pretty good last night but I wasn't surprised."

While it appears to be a four team race for the standout receiver, many people are wondering what factors will Harvin hinge his decision on. He addressed that. "Basically, it comes down to how I get along with my position coach, how much they're throwing, and how many guys they're putting into the NFL," he said. "I'll go anywhere as long as those things are there."


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